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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

Advocates Oppose House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

Anti-hunger advocates reacted strongly in opposition to a House Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill introduced last Wednesday, April 20. A statement from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) said the bill would roll back years of progress, leaving countless children without access to nutritious meals. Analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said the bill could increase food insecurity [...]

Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

Posted April 29, 2016 by Kristin

Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to [...]

Tell Congress: It’s time to make childcare more affordable!

Posted April 26, 2016 by Elyssa Koidin

I’m sure you’re not too shocked to learn that childcare costs often exceed the costs of housing, tuition, transportation, or food for most families. So many moms and dads are dealing with this! But it doesn’t have to be this way! There’s a group of people who can assist our families in better affording quality [...]

Springing into action after a Moms Meetup!

Posted April 21, 2016 by Meredith Dodson

Last week, I went to a Moms Meetup on early learning with local MomRising members like myself, along with speaker Jeremiah Lowery of the Universal Child Care Now – D.C. Coalition to learn about early learning and child care in my community. A few days later, I found myself making the case for early learning [...]

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