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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

MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

Beyond “The Talk”: New Research on Talking to Your Kids About Sex and Relationships

Posted October 29, 2014 by Leslie Kantor

By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America   October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families talking about sexuality and relationships.  For those of you who think you’ve got this covered, think again. New research shows that while most parents are talking with their children, most of us aren’t [...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Current Policy Choices Aid Abusers

Posted October 23, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. We cannot separate support for domestic violence survivors from support for a robust safety net. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Since the [...]

Child Care Centers and the Quality Improvement Catch-22

Posted October 22, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Carol Burnett, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Quality, affordable childcare is essential to helping low-income working families gain economic security. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! [...]

What School Lunch Can Teach Us

Posted October 17, 2014 by Mary Cathryn Ricker

The statistics are alarming: One out of two public school students lives in poverty. Two out of three public school students qualify for free or subsidized lunch. Three out of five teachers in America report they have children who regularly come to school hungry. If teachers and school support staff are on the frontlines fighting the [...]

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