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Join this important convo on early learning programs, like preschool and childcare, in Santa Fe!

April 28, 2017
“Preschool helped all three of my children to sit, listen and learn in kindergarten! They learned about the joy of learning and were hungry for more! These programs helped them in their social skills which is another important part of learning! Because of these programs they are and were not afraid...
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Celebrating Bilingual Awareness Month

New research on dual language learners and how parents can stand up for diversity in the Trump era

April 28, 2017
The child of immigrants, my father grew up in San Francisco Chinatown and attended schools that taught him in English only. He has no memory of his father speaking Cantonese at home, and his parents encouraged him to learn English, believing it would help him to assimilate, and that learning two...
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Why full-day free pre-k isn't just compassionate, it's also common sense

April 27, 2017
As the mother of two precious children, I know just how important the first years of life are. Milo, 5 and Elizabella, 2, are like little sponges. Every day they absorb new words, new skills and new ways of navigating this world that will serve them for a lifetime. As an advocate for mothers and...
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#MilitaryMonday: Madre, esposa, inmigrante, soldado

April 25, 2017
Me llamo Brishithe Tovar y nací en Guatemala. Mi familia y yo emigramos a California cuando tenía 9 años después de que mi madre fuera asaltada a mano armada cuando tenía 6 meses de embarazo. El trauma y el estrés fueron tan severos que mi mamá desarrolló presión arterial peligrosamente alta y...
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Take #5Actions This Week! Week of 4/24/2017

April 24, 2017
On your mark... get set…. go!!! It’s #5Actions time! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week, your choice. The important thing is not WHEN you do them, but IF you do them. One thing we know for sure is that if you do them, your actions will add up with...
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#MilitaryMonday: Mom, Wife, Immigrant, Soldier

April 24, 2017
My name is Brishithe Tovar and I was born in Guatemala. My family and I migrated to California when I was 9 years old after my mother got robbed at gunpoint when she was 6 months pregnant. The shock and stress was so severe, my mom developed dangerously high blood pressure and temporary blindness,...
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What does the president's "skinny budget" mean for afterschool and summer learning?

April 18, 2017
In March, President Trump and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney released the administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint. This “skinny budget” outlines the president’s vision for how Congress should spend federal discretionary funds for the upcoming fiscal year...
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Take #5Actions To Make A Quick Impact!

April 17, 2017
Drum roll please… below are the #5Actions for this week! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week—your choice. The important thing is not WHEN you do them, but IF you do them. And if you do them, your actions will add up with others, and you're sure to have...
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SIGN ON: We need high-quality, affordable childcare!

April 12, 2017
I don’t have to tell you: the struggle is real when it comes to childcare! In every state in the U.S., a month of childcare for two children costs more than the median rent. It’s no surprise that many parents are forced to leave the workforce, and forego a reliable paycheck, because they don’t have...
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Celebrating Bilingual Awareness Month

Bilingual From Birth

April 12, 2017
My friend recently posted a video of Alice, her eight-month-old, sitting at the kitchen table babbling to her husband in Swedish. No, her baby wasn’t actually speaking Swedish, but to anyone listening to the video, her baby’s ba’s and ga’s and da’s had the sound and rhythm of Swedish. My friend’s...
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