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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

Not One More Day

Posted November 21, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

Take Action! In a couple weeks, the White House will be convening the first Summit on Early Learning. We need your help to make sure this Summit actually leads to action for our littlest learners. We need action fast. I'm looking at my little 2-month-old and I know we have less than 2,000 days before he [...]

Three Steps to a Two-Generation Approach

Posted November 14, 2014 by Debbie Weinstein

Lecia Imbery wrote this (she's the Coalition on Human Needs' Senior Policy Writer).  Pretty interesting, and as a mom and grandma, I think it makes a whole lot of sense. To ensure that kids thrive and succeed from birth onward, we must simultaneously address the obstacles facing their parents. The ability of our children to [...]

Raising the Minimum Wage and Affordable Child Care Go Hand in Hand

Posted November 13, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Traci Donnelly, originally appeared on A minimum wage increase will not help families exit poverty by itself – we need other work supports that ease the economic strain on families. is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political [...]

The Number of Children Benefiting from Federal Low-Income Child Care Program at a 15 Year Low

Posted November 4, 2014 by Debbie Weinstein

Please check out this troubling piece about child care by the Coalition on Human Needs' Lecia Imbery.  For more like this, please subscribe to Voices for Human Needs, at FACT OF THE WEEK: NUMBER OF CHILDREN BENEFITING FROM FEDERAL LOW-INCOME CHILD CARE PROGRAM AT A 15 YEAR LOWBy Lecia Imbery OCTOBER 30, 2014 The number [...]

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