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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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  • “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

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Invest in Women to Reduce Poverty

Posted March 31, 2015 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org.  Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat discusses the results of a study published by the Women's Foundation and the policy solutions that can lift all women out of poverty. She urges lawmakers to expand their investment in women and their families. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce [...]

A Renewed Focus on Children’s Healthy Development

Posted March 23, 2015 by Liane Wong

For those of us who closely followed all six seasons of Parenthood, it was a bittersweet farewell to the Braverman family this January. Our household still wishes we could sit with this wonderfully knit clan on Thursday nights, and it’s been almost three months since the series ended. For me, it was one of the [...]

Afterschool Programs Keep Kids on the Move toward Good Health

Posted March 18, 2015 by Gretchen

These days, keeping our children healthy and fit sometimes seems like an unwinnable war. Getting kids to eat their spinach, drink water or low-fat milk instead of soda, and put down the video game console can test the will of even the most determined mom or caregiver. Fortunately, we have a strong ally in our [...]

Another International Women's Day - It's Time

Posted March 8, 2015 by Megan Beyer

  Another year, another International Women's Day. But this year feels different. Suddenly gender equality in the United States is a front burner issue. In fact, women's economic empowerment is recognized as central to how we address both income inequality and economic sustainability.  Gender issues stand at that sweet spot: offering both political and financial [...]

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