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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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Your First Four Years in Pennsylvania Can Change Lives

Posted January 20, 2015 by Mary E. Mannix

I have spent the past year visiting and advocating for high quality pre-k classrooms in Pennsylvania. In the Fall as election day neared, I would ask the children what they thought it meant to be a "Governor of Pennsylvania". The conversations were so engaging I kept using the question as a conversation starter well after [...]

Affordable, high-quality childcare for all must be a priority

Posted January 20, 2015 by Mary Cathryn Ricker

  When my kids were born, advice flowed from every corner on every issue. Food, sleep, clothing, schooling—you name it, we heard it.    Plenty of people told us to save for college, which we began to do in earnest. But the one thing no one ever told us was that the cost of child [...]

Many years after college, I’m still working my butt off for tuition

Posted January 12, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

Just a couple of months ago, I helped to translate Dr. Glenn Doman’s Fit Baby, Smart Baby, Your Baby to Mandarin Chinese. At the beginning of the book, Dr. Doman wrote, “The early development of mobility in newborns is a vital part of their future ability to learn and grow to full potential.” When translating this sentence, [...]

Leo McGarry's New Year Advice: Getting Out of the Hole Together

Posted January 4, 2015 by Shay Chan Hodges

The second Friday before Christmas was like most of my days -- essentially -- but with some unique details. I was finishing up the update of my ebook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy, so I was making edits and chasing after approvals from various interviewees in between my double and [...]

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