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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.”



  • “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...”



MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

The Motherhood Penalty

Posted November 20, 2015 by Kristiana Lockman

Earlier this year, the Women's Funding Alliance released an interesting little report called The Status of Women in Washington. Now before you bounce off because a) you've already used up your quota of "you go girl" fist bumps today, or b) you believe the gender gap is a bunch of hooey, hang with me for a moment.  [...]

Join Us For a Special Tweetchat to #GetCovered!

Posted November 12, 2015 by Sili Recio

If you missed our Wellness Wednesday chat last week on open enrollment and still have questions about your healthcare coverage, we invite you to join us, What to Expect author Heidi Murkoff and senior advisor to the President and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Valerie Jarrett for a special tweetchat, 11/13 at 12 p.m. [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

ACTION NEEDED: A heartless decision

Posted November 12, 2015 by Elisa Batista

Take Action!I have bad news. Amidst growing anti-immigrant rhetoric that's harming our children and our economy, earlier this week a divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a cruel blow.    What happened?   Well, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided, in a ruling against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), to continue to stall implementation of the Obama Administration's Executive Action on Immigration that [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Working Mom and #MilSpouse Speaks Out for Tax Credits For Families

Posted November 11, 2015 by Rosalynda Thorn

Working moms are never off the clock. Our working days are bookended by packing kids’ lunches in the morning and reading bedtime stories at night. We put in a lot more than a full day’s work and every dollar we work for is hard earned. This is even more true for military families like mine. [...]

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