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Bridgeport day care receives $20,000 in federal funding as state seeks to expand child care opportunities

The head of Three Little Bears Daycare on East Main Street says she received $20,000 in funding from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2022, 2:12 AM

Updated 670 days ago

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A Bridgeport day care is getting help from the state to expand child care opportunities in the city.
The head of Three Little Bears Daycare on East Main Street says she received $20,000 in funding from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
Alina Gutierrez says she plans to use the money to build a playground and to buy more furniture for the day care.
She says the program is based on a child-led curriculum, with kids learning through hands-on play.
Gutierrez says she is in the process of hiring teachers for the program who have state certification.
The day care is also accepting enrollment applications for kids between 6 weeks and 5 years old.


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