Gov. Chris Gregoire visited Community Montessori in Tacoma this morning to receive the endorsement from the SEIU. The event was short and sweet: Gregoire toured the facility, then joined about 30 union members to accept the endorsement.
CathyRaye Hyland, director of the childcare center, said they didn’t tell the children who was coming to visit today. When Gregoire was there, they didn’t bother letting them know who the purple-jacketed visitor was, either. Hyland told me the kids (only the young ones were left at that point) probably wouldn’t know what a “governor” is anyway.
In Gregoire’s brief remarks, she said promised not to let down the childcare and healthcare workers gathered. She also said Washington is “one of the bright stars in early childhood education.”