As we prepare to elect a new leader of our country, the vitriolic stump speeches and debates can tend to consume all of our time and attention. Children are also watching and listening, trying to make sense and meaning of the words, images, and feelings swirling around them and us. Children as young as three [...]
Early Care & Education
Working for quality, affordable childcare, preschool and early education support for all families who need it.
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Welcome to our second installment of #MomsReading! In this series, we discuss book suggestions and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional intelligence.You can check out our first blog post in the series: The fall and start of winter can be an exciting time for families: a [...]
Check out this great piece by Ana-Elisa Gentle, the Coalition on Human Needs' intern, on the work state partners are doing to spread the word about the need for effective anti-poverty programs. In the wake of the September release of the 2015 Census Bureau data on poverty, the Coalition on Human Needs put out a [...]
Can I get a Roar! A Neigh! A Woof! A Meow! Say Whaaaaat? You heard that right! Animal noises and early learning- a match made in heaven, and two weeks ago, close to 75 of California’s littlest learners roared, whinnied, meowed and neighed in support of high-quality, affordable early learning, including childcare and preschool, at [...]