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#5Actions of the Week: June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018
June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and all of us at MomsRising are excited to celebrate—and we also recognize how much work we still have to do to reach full LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc) equality in our country. This Pride Month, let’s remember that policies that impact people...
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How I Found Affordable Quality Summer Care

June 13, 2018
Around this time every year, parents across the country struggle with the financial and logistical burdens of summer child care. This summer, I won’t be worrying — I know my sons are going to be active and taken care of. And the best part? I won’t even have to pay for it. Our school district in...
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Why summer programs are critical for children's development

June 13, 2018
“I just don’t know what I’m going to do with Jonah. Today is the last day of his afterschool program, but there are still two weeks before school is out. And then what am I going to do until September?” It’s early June and I’m catching up with my coworker, Karen. Every summer, she scrambles to find...
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How to Raise a Happy Kid in Today's Digital World

June 7, 2018
Happiness is a warm puppy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don't worry, be happy! Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being -- and that of our kids -- seems to be in free fall. Depression , anxiety , and even youth suicide rates are increasing, as...
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On June 7th, it's booties on the ground.

Join us in Raleigh for Strolling Thunder! Let's make every baby a priority!

May 31, 2018
On June 7th, it’s time to put some booties on the ground! The North Carolina Early Education Coalition (the Coalition) is ready to take Raleigh by storm as it holds its first Strolling ThunderTM event on June 7, 2018, from 8:30am-12:00pm at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and...
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Help save 10,000 NC childcare subsidies!

May 24, 2018
Your voice is urgently needed to ensure over 10,000 NC children don’t lose a chance at high-quality early education! In the next forty-eight hours, NC lawmakers will be finalizing the state budget. In February, Congress passed an historic increase in federal funding that’s bringing $79 million in...
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Why I Am Marching with Teachers on May 16

May 9, 2018
Earlier this week, NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger commented on the upcoming NC Public Schools Day of Advocacy: “Teacher strikes are illegal in NC, and in some respects what we’re seeing looks like a work slowdown, and looks like a fairly typical union activity, and the people of NC don...
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May 4, 2018
“The lynching tree interprets the cross. It keeps the cross out of the hands of those who are dominant. Nobody who is lynching anybody can understand the cross. That’s why it’s so important to place the cross and the lynching tree together, because the cross, or the crucifixion, was analogous to a...
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Supporting Infant and Early Child Development: What is Early Intervention

May 3, 2018
Infants and toddlers learn a tremendous amount in their first three years of life. Sometimes a child’s development doesn’t progress as expected, and a child needs some extra help in meeting developmental milestones. Early intervention is meant to help infants and toddlers meet their developmental...
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A Conversation with a Parent Advocate on How to Access and Navigate Early Intervention

May 3, 2018
Recently I spoke with Jen Dryer, , an educational consultant and parent advocate in Washington, D.C., who helps parents navigate the complex and emotionally challenging process of getting their children, who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay, the services...
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