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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.”



  • “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

Lean on and Lead! An interview with Hawaii's Beth Fukumoto

Posted July 24, 2015 by Shay Chan Hodges

Hawaii’s Representative Beth Fukumoto was elected to the Hawaii State House at the age of twenty-nine in 2012, and was immediately selected by her Republican colleagues to be House Minority Floor Leader. In 2013, she was listed as one of  "Nine Women Remaking the Right” by the Daily Beast. In 2014, I interviewed Rep. Fukumoto [...]

Echoes of Nothing

Posted July 18, 2015 by Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy

He came out of the bathroom, bubbling and delighted, his hair held in its pigtails with sparkly beaded elastics.  "Don't you like my hair!?" he exclaimed, more a demand than a question. One adult gushed.  The other glared, but said nothing. And "nothing" echoed. He tore around the house, chasing his brother, overexcited and rambunctious. [...]

California Victory for our Little Ones!

Posted July 8, 2015 by Elisa Batista

I’ve got good news! After hearing from thousands of California MomsRising members, GovernorJerry Brown and the California Legislature approved a budget that includes important investments in our state’s early care and education system. The budget that GovernorBrown signed includes more than $300 million in investments in our littlest learners, including increasing access, childcare provider reimbursement rates, and improvements in quality of childcare [...]

ICYMI: Holiday Arts & Crafts for Kids via #EarlyEdChat!

Posted July 8, 2015 by Elisa Batista

In case you missed it, last week and our Spanish arm Mamá hosted an #EarlyEdChat on twitter regarding holiday-themed arts and crafts for kids. Our special guest was artist, Kentucky mom and publisher of the Latina Con Estilo blog -- Sylvia Akamine. Among some of the cool ideas that emerged were #DIY sandals, origami [...]

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