MOUNTAIN LAKES — Assemblywoman Aura Dunn visited the Lakeland Hills YMCA in Mountain Lakes, with the issue of child care on the forefront of her mind, on Tuesday, April 20.
“I want to thank Alex Martinez, Marianne Lomauro, and Rosemary Linder Day for meeting with me and giving me a tour of the beautiful facility,” said Dunn. “I was so eager to learn about all the programs offered to families who are struggling to find quality child care and the opportunities afforded to the community through the YMCA, it’s a whole-child approach that goes well beyond fitness.”
The Lakeland Hills YMCA offers a wide range of programming for individuals of all ages, from child care assistance to senior wellness. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.
“I was so impressed to learn how the Lakeland Hills team has been able to overcome the challenges presented by this pandemic and continue to offer the services that so many families require. I look forward to working together with the team to better meet the needs of our community.”
Dunn is working in the Assembly to bring change to the state’s child care system that is so desperately needed. She has introduced A4494 which revises the state subsidy structure to enable child care providers to implement a business model to sustain child care; one based on enrollment rather than attendance.