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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

Courageous Conversations: The 2016 Election

Posted October 20, 2016 by Lindsey Allard Agnamba

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 [...]

Five Ways to Help Your Children Succeed in School and Life During the Fall and Holiday Season!

Posted October 20, 2016 by Abbie Gately

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 [...]

The High Cost of Being Poor in Your State

Posted October 18, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

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 [...]

Quack Quack! Can you back up California's Littlest Learners?

Posted October 18, 2016 by Donna Hoffman Cullinan

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 [...]

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