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Early Care & Education

Working for quality, affordable childcare, preschool and early education support for all families who need it.

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Ever had a good, bad, funny or sad experience with finding, paying for, or getting great childcare?

  • “For the first nine month of my son's life I was lucky to have my mother watch him. When my mother decided to go back to school I had to find daycare. My husband and I are both employed full time, but we can barely afford childcare and we do not qualify for any assistance.”

    —Sara

    Oregon

  • “I've had to pay ridiculous amounts of tuition to find decent pre-K education. I look for small child to adult ratios and well-qualified teachers. I also like to see clean and attractive play spaces both indoors and outdoors...”

    —Bree

    Washington

MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

The View from 3 Feet: Preschoolers + Video Cameras = Adorable

Posted September 19, 2014 by Joe Bishop

Ever wondered what the world looks like from a preschooler's point of view? Well then check out this new (and totally adorable) short video about why preschool matters, as told by the little tots themselves. Honestly, I could talk your ear off about the importance of early learning, but wouldn't you rather have some cute [...]

Building Blocks for Early Learning: Pennsylvania Edition

Posted September 17, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

Blocks are one of the first toys for most American children. As an early childhood teacher of over twenty five years, I can not count how many building blocks I have helped to stack, sort, count, name, knock over and pick up. They are a fundamental piece to the foundation for lifelong learning. Through block [...]

Childcare - The Low Hanging Fruit

Posted September 17, 2014 by Kelli King-Jackson

Low hanging fruit.  Ripe.  Ready to be picked.  Easy to reach.  Social or political 'wins' most folks can get behind and that don't have many cons. In today's economy, our lowest hanging fruit is childcare -- basic facilities (or homes) that offer children of low-to-moderate incomes a safe place to learn and socialize. My 3.5 year-old godson [...]

Drawing the Line at Cupcake Cones

Posted September 15, 2014 by Manel Kappagoda

September is “back to school” month for most kids in the United States. My daughter is in her last year of preschool, but some of her buddies have moved on to kindergarten. As this momentous transition is just around the corner for her, I’ve been talking to friends and family about what to expect. Last [...]

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