Three and four-year-old students play while Michelle James, left, executive director of community action agency of western Connecticut, and Mini Santosh, child care director at Action Early Learning Center in Danbury, watch. “We bring people in, and we lose them,” Sanotosh said of her staff. “They would hate to stay in industry, go to school, and then they’re looking at what does my check look like five years from now? Not change.” Yehyun Kim / ctmirror.org