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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

Tell Congress: It’s time to make childcare more affordable!

Posted April 26, 2016 by Elyssa Koidin

I’m sure you’re not too shocked to learn that childcare costs often exceed the costs of housing, tuition, transportation, or food for most families. So many moms and dads are dealing with this! But it doesn’t have to be this way! There’s a group of people who can assist our families in better affording quality [...]

Springing into action after a Moms Meetup!

Posted April 21, 2016 by Meredith Dodson

Last week, I went to a Moms Meetup on early learning with local MomRising members like myself, along with speaker Jeremiah Lowery of the Universal Child Care Now – D.C. Coalition to learn about early learning and child care in my community. A few days later, I found myself making the case for early learning [...]

Investing in Prevention: What Does it Look Like and Why Does it Matter?

Posted April 19, 2016 by Megan Martin

Well over half of youth sampled in the 2011 National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence reported experiencing or witnessing at least one form of exposure to violence. Other reports state that as many as 2 out of 3 children in this country have been exposed to trauma and violence. Trauma exposure is unfortunately common [...]

#InsideOut Blog Carnival: Focus on Social & Emotional Learning

Posted April 19, 2016 by Donna

Blog carnival! It’s not news to moms that kids who are struggling socially or who feel unsafe are unlikely to enjoy and thrive in school. But there is increasing evidence that children who lack social and emotional skills are less likely to thrive as adults too. A recent 20-year study found that children who were [...]

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