Sanders And Day Cares Rally Parents To Save Centers
An emergency meeting was held for parents at the Sheldon R. Weaver Day Care Center in Far Rockaway on May 30 to explain to parents the consequences of Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed budget which includes closing day care centers across the city – among them, six in Rockaway where 300 slots will be lost. Councilman James Sanders Jr. and several care center directors urged parents to protest the closings at a rally at City Hall on May 31 and City Council hearings on June 6. The center directors included those from Lucille Rose Day Care (Elaine Short) on Beach 59 Street, Sheldon R. Weaver Day Care (Arlene Cauley) in Far Rockaway, Bethel Mission Loving Day Care (Deloris Paual) in Rockaway Beach, and Rockaway Child Care (Claudia Dunkley). Photos by Miriam Rosenberg.