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Childcare & Early Education

How friends, family, teachers and other caregivers can support new mothers

May 3, 2021
Developed by Lina Acosta Sandaal, MA, LMFT MomsRising consultant and expert in child and adolescent development and infant and early childhood mental health Perinatal and postpartum disorders are extremely common in women during pregnancy and after they give birth. While there is information out...
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Celebrating our Child Care Providers: Cassandra Brooks

May 3, 2021
On May 7th, we celebrate National Child Care Providers Day. It is a day that was established to celebrate those that care for our children We wanted to celebrate and lift up the voices of one of those providers, Cassandra Brooks. Cassandra is a child care provider, owner of Little Believers Academy...
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Celebrating Bilingualism, Using MomsRising Bilingual Education Page

May 2, 2021
April has been a busy month with much to celebrate. One of those celebrations that I take pride in is that April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month! While we have started a new month, it’s never too late to celebrate. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants who grew up in a...
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Immigrants will help us recover! SIGN to support a pathway to citizenship!

April 19, 2021
Immigrants are a vital part of our essential workforce, the care infrastructure, our communities, and our families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become even more apparent as immigrants played and continue to play an integral role in our care infrastructure as caregivers and other...
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Engaging in Advocacy Using Literacy

April 16, 2021
It is commonly known that Parent involvement in children's lives is one of the highest indicators of early literacy success for children. However, literacy is also a great way to provide an entry point on having conversations around social justice issues and advocacy even for our youngest learners...
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What the heck is the American Rescue Plan?

How To Get the Benefits of the American Rescue Plan

April 8, 2021
MomsRising and the #CareCantWait Coalition came together with U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and experts on April 8, 2021 to get you information on how to get the new benefits available due to the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Why? Polls are showing that the majority of people in our...
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Thank leaders for passing the American Rescue Plan

March 17, 2021
MomsRising members made over 230,000 constituent contacts with members of Congress in support of this bill. Why? Because as we know the pandemic is having an outsized impact on women and moms, with women and moms of color experiencing compounded health and economic harms due to structural racism. And we know the American Rescue Plan will be a tremendous help and also a powerful step toward the transformational, permanent, and universal change we all need to lift our economy, our businesses, and our families.
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The Child Care No-Brainer

March 9, 2021
When I moved back to Boston from New York City, my kids were little and only my husband was employed. With a newborn and a 3-year-old in the house, there wasn’t time to think about anything but survival. Luckily, my mom lived nearby and would come over weekly to help. I could have time to work on...
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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Supporting Child Care

March 8, 2021
On International Women’s Day (March 8), and during Women’s History Month, we call attention to and celebrate the contributions of women throughout history and in our own lives. However, we must acknowledge the inequities and biases found in our society that women continue to face. We must also...
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Welcome March! All New Breaking Through: Be the Wind Beneath the Winds of Change

March 3, 2021
On the #BreakingThrough podcast this week Kristin and guests cover upcoming investments in building our nation’s infrastructure, including childcare, and how you can most effectively make your voice heard by leaders at the very top. Next up they discuss the importance of speaking out against the...
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