Senator Carper Tours the Delaware Valley Wednesday

WILMINGTON, DE – Senator Carper will tour the Delaware Valley Wednesday, talking with parents and educators about the need for increased childcare funding in welfare reform, checking in on progress at Southbridge’s Neighborhood House and celebrating innovation at a Small Business of the Year, DIAMOND Technology. Having kicked off his “Balancing Budget Priorities” Tour in Newark yesterday, Senator Tom Carper will hit the road for two more meetings throughout Delaware this week. The tour is focused on the tough choices Congress faces on the future of social security, Medicare, defense spending and investments in education. Carper will be asking Delawareans to present their priorities at meetings April 4th in Dover and April 8th in Georgetown. WEDNESDAY 3/27 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Talking Welfare Reform at Lessons Learned Day Care Senator Carper talks with parents and educators about the need for providing increased childcare funding in welfare reform efforts. Location: 207 North Union Street, Wilmington 10:25 a.m. Head Start Week Celebration at Rose Hill Community Center Senator Carper joins the celebration of Head Start Week on the first anniversary of Rose Hill Community Center. Location: Rose Hill Community Center, 19 Lambson Lane, New Castle 11:00-11:45 a.m. Meet with Workers at DIAMOND Technology Senator Carper meets with staff at DIAMOND Technology, Delaware’s Small Business of the Year in 2000. Location: 5551 Mews Drive, New Castle 3:00- 4:00 p.m. Neighborhood House kids tell Carper how far they’ve come The students of Southbridge’s Neighborhood House brief Senator Carper on how the center is making use of local and federal funds. Location: Elbert Palmer Elementary School, 1210 Lobdell St, Wilmington