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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.”

    —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

MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

Sacramento! Come Get Fed with Early Ed!

Posted September 3, 2015 by Donna Hoffman Cullinan

Calling all Sacramento MomsRising Members! Bring the kiddos and come connect with MomsRising as we munch on bagels and coffee and chat about early learning and healthy foods in California and beyond. Later this month we will be reminding our Washington, DC leaders that quality and affordable early learning programs set our kids up for [...]

Coloring for a Cause!

Posted September 3, 2015 by Lauren Hipp

It’s the dog days of summer and the kids are getting restless. MomsRising to the rescue!   We have an easy and powerful end of summer activity for the kids. It’s simple: just ask your kids, grandkids, and pint sized charges to color encouraging messages that support affordable, high quality early learning and childcare for [...]

Your Guide to Antibiotic-free Lunchboxes

Posted September 2, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

  As kids return to school this September, discussions of school lunch nutrition leave me thinking that the best option, really, to ensure children receive healthy lunches is by packing them at home. A sandwich, some fruits and veggies, a healthy treat: that’s what I got in my lunch box way back when, and that’s [...]

Are you at a threshold, too?

Posted August 25, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to pause and [...]

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