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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

My Family Won't Wait

Posted September 25, 2016 by Meredith Tweed

I was supposed to spend the first part of last week in Washington, D.C. coming together with women activists from around the U.S. to learn and organize so that women are poised to act and lead in this 2016-2017 election. #WeWontWait is about raising our voices to prioritize the needs of women and families, to [...]

Put On Some Music and Dance!

Posted September 23, 2016 by Diarra Diouf

Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at [...]

MomsRising on Donald Trump’s Paid Family Leave & Child Care Proposals

Posted September 13, 2016 by Kristin

This morning, Donald Trump’s campaign announced that it would roll out policy proposals aimed at reducing child care costs and providing new mothers with up to six weeks paid maternity leave. Right now, America’s families and economy are facing a crisis. So it’s good, but not surprising to see that the Trump campaign has caught onto something [...]

Childhood violence and the Whac-A-Mole effect

Posted September 6, 2016 by Jane Stevens

Many people and organizations focus on preventing violence with the belief that if our society can stop violence against children, then most childhood trauma will be eradicated. However, research that has emerged over the last 20 years clearly shows that focusing primarily on violence prevention – physical and sexual abuse, in particular – doesn’t eliminate [...]

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