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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

What’s Fuglier than an Ugly Christmas Sweater?

Posted December 18, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Over the years, I’ve received a few ugly Christmas sweaters. My favorite was a bright red sweater with too many dancing reindeers that I received when I was about 10 years old. At the time, I didn’t know it was ugly. It had to be pointed out to me by a dear, older friend – [...]

Progress for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Posted December 12, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy, and elected leaders and other key stakeholders. It was a welcome chance to celebrate progress in expanding access to quality early childhood development and learning opportunities for children from birth through [...]

MomsRising (and paper dolls) are coming to Capitol Hill! Back us up!!

Posted December 11, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Thanks so much to the thousands of people who have signed our open letter to Congress letting them know that parents are facing a national emergency: Childcare now costs more than college in most states in the nation and many of our leaders have no clue that this is the case. So, with your help, [...]

White House Early Learning Summit: Speak Up for Babies

Posted December 10, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

The White House Early Learning Summit is calling. Thanks to quality teaching and tireless dedication of early learning professionals over the past decades our country’s highest offices are now identifying that work as the pivotal piece to improving our communities. Studies show that for every dollar invested in high-quality early learning programs there is at [...]

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