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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 Finds that a Majority of Americans Want Subsidized Child Care

Posted August 28, 2016 by Katie Bugbee

I remember the day I realized I couldn’t afford the day care center I wanted. They had baby yoga and a curriculum I coveted. But the annual cost would have crippled our family. “The annual cost is more than your take home pay,” my husband said looking at the center’s application. The more affordable center [...]

Is Congress doing enough to invest in our littlest learners?

Posted August 18, 2016 by Elyssa Koidin

Childcare has been a front page news issue over the last week and it’s a good thing! Why? Because parents are planning to use their outside voices -- at the polls! Will you join me and thousands of moms, dads, and other advocates for kids to pledge to vote for early education in November? Just [...]

The “Child Care Dance” and why we need reform

Posted August 15, 2016 by Chloe Sasson

“We thought we were doing everything right,” said Jenny, a young mom and Fair Share supporter. “We thought we were so ahead of things, we had even started a college fund, but … no one told us what we needed was a child care savings fund!” While young parents like Jenny try to prepare for [...]

A Chemical Risk to Our Children’s Olympic Moments

Posted August 10, 2016 by Charles Margulis

The summer Olympics are coming, and gymnastics are sure to be among the most popular events. But while parents of America’s young aspiring gymnasts -- and even other parents -- are watching the action, most of them don’t know that some gym mats and other foam equipment could pose a serious health risk. A recent [...]

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