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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

When childcare providers can’t afford childcare

Posted November 25, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

Thanksgiving is around the corner. Today my two-and-half-year-old came home from his day care with a thankful turkey. Thankful turkey, you know, the classic construction paper turkey lists what children are thankful for. We had this conversation.  “Mama, look at my turkey!” “Wow! And what’s this?” “Things I xiexie for.” “And what do you xiexie [...]

We Say We Care About Kids. Do We Really Mean It?

Posted November 25, 2015 by Renee Boynton-Jarrett MD ScD

This commentary was originally published on the TalkPoverty blog (, a project of the Center for American Progress. Americans are fond of saying our children are our nation’s most valuable resource. But if our actions are the measure, do we really mean it? Mounting research evidence from neuroscience, public health, economics and social science supports a simple [...]

Support Moms on Small Business Saturday

Posted November 25, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Once the turkey has been carved and we are all recovering from pumpkin pie comas, hectic travel, and quality time with the family, the so-called season of giving begins. If you are anything like me though, you are trying to avoid the non-stop holiday shopping commercials on tv and instead are trying to get your [...]

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.  [...]

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