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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

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How Healthier Kids Can Mean More Money for Schools

Posted February 18, 2015 by Manel Kappagoda

If you’re a parent or caregiver of a school-aged child, you’re probably familiar with the question, “But do I have to go to school today?” All kids, no matter how much they like school, sometimes want to spend the day doing other things. (I suppose we don’t really outgrow that urge…)   But though they [...]

My Home As Workplace: Taking the Fair Care Pledge

Posted February 10, 2015 by Lindsay Imai

Today, I had one of those mornings. Stubborn kids, messy kitchen; the entire morning routine was running further behind schedule and my blood pressure was on the rise. Sound familiar? As a new(ish) parent of two, there are days when it still impossible to get my five-year old ready for school, my toddler ready for our nanny-share [...]

Push for Progress: Children Cannot Wait

Posted February 6, 2015 by Marian Wright Edelman

“We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To [...]

The Ins and Outs of President Obama’s FY2016 Budget

Posted February 3, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Yesterday, President Obama released his FY2016 budget—hundreds of pages worth of charts, spreadsheets, and budgetary policy. Since I know you are busy doing many other things, I decided to break down a few key pieces of the budget for you. As I always like to remind people, yes, the budget is a fiscal document and [...]

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