Lily Canders: Heading into kindergarten
When Maine Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau visited the University of Maine campus Feb. 18 as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, his first stop was the Katherine M. Durst Child Development Learning Center. There, Speaker Fecteau, who has proposed legislation to strengthen and grow Maine’s early childhood workforce, held a roundtable discussion with early childhood education students.
Lily Canders, a junior from Brewer, Maine, was one of the students who met with Speaker Fecteau. Canders says her goal is to become a kindergarten teacher after she graduates in May 2023. She says she appreciated having the Speaker visit and talk about the importance of early childhood education.