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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

Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kid Ready for Kindergarten (And Pre-K)

Posted July 31, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

Walking at the park with my ten year old during the last week of July, we noticed one single leaf fall off a maple tree.  I have gotten used to the signs of Autumn arriving in stores within hours of a the school-closing ceremony each June. I turn my eyes away and stay living in [...]

Top Summer Kid Care & Activities: Brought to You by MomsRising Members

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

***UPDATED*** We texted and you responded -- see below for the summer activity wisdom of members like you!   School’s out and summer is here! As a kid, that meant sunshine, long days full of fun, and all the perks of summer: BBQs, popsicles, swimming, summer camps, and no homework! As an adult and as [...]

Two chances to join MomsRising on Capitol Hill

Posted July 20, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Next week is a busy week for MomsRising! We are going to be up on Capitol Hill twice bringing the voices of moms from around the country to members of Congress—and we would love for YOU to join us at one or even both of these events. Here are the details about the 2 events: [...]

Top Summer Kid Care & Activities

Posted July 7, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

School’s out and summer is here! As a kid, that meant sunshine, long days full of fun, and all the perks of summer: BBQs, popsicles, swimming, summer camps, and no homework! As an adult and as a soon-to-be parent, it leaves me with more questions than anything!   Figuring out what to do with little [...]

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