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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

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 [...]

Back to School, Back to Recess

Posted September 12, 2014 by Jill Vialet

We are in the fourth week of school here in Oakland, California. Waking up is getting a little easier for the kids and the rush out the door, though still chaotic, is starting to feel normal again. But at the end of the school day, the kids are still a little like the Seven Dwarfs: [...]

What High Quality PreK IS vs IS NOT: HINT Wear A Smock

Posted September 2, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

As my friends and I – many teachers and all parents of school aged children – hustled this weekend to make sure our children were ready for the new school year, I found myself being asked many questions about early learning. In addition to being mom to five and an early childhood educator, I am [...]

My remarks from the Women's Equality event with Leader Nancy Pelosi

Posted August 28, 2014 by Deandra Ludovice

Good morning, my name is Deandra Ludovice and I would like to thank Leader Pelosi for hosting this important discussion on women’s economic empowerment and I’d like to thank MomsRising, of which I am a proud member, for inviting me to speak. As a first-time parent, I have faced many unexpected challenges. From learning how [...]

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