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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.”

    —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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Sex Education 2.0

Posted April 22, 2014 by Leslie Kantor By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America If your teen is anything like mine, it can be nearly impossible to get him away from his phone! Knowing that it’s such an integral part of their lives, and that teens want to get information on their phones from trustworthy sources instantaneously, [...]

The Story of Play vs Academics

Posted April 21, 2014 by Leah Kalish Historically, the approved approach to early childhood education in the US has, for decades, swung between support for whole child development/ play and focus on cognitive development of the child / academics.    In 1957, when the Russians won the race to space with the launching of Sputnik, the US was traumatized.  Educational policy, dictated [...]

Funny video clip?

Posted April 14, 2014 by Karen Showalter Take Action!I love those images in magazines as much as anyone else -- you know, the images of the mother lightly skipping through the field of flowers with her laughing children. And yeah, once in a while I’ve had a field of flowers moment, but mostly motherhood is something else, something more real, more gritty, [...]

4/14 Facebook Chat: Why the Child & Dependent Care Credit Isn't Enough!

Posted April 10, 2014 by Lauren Hipp Tax Day can bring a lot of emotions.  Ahead of tomorrow, people across the country are in the home stretch of filing taxes.  Myself included -- I have  date with my computer tonight to turn in my taxes! With the cost of child care exceeding the tuition of colleges in most states, the current tax [...]
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