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Childcare & Early Education

I’m a pregnant millennial in my thirties still wishing I lived in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but not for the reasons you’d think.

August 30, 2018
It’s been twenty years since the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and at thirty-two I’m ecstatic that J.K Rowling's amazing magical world is still alive and well for our kids with the re-release of all Harry Potter movies this Friday on August 31st (time to pull out my Gryffindor...
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Tune In This Week To #RisersRadio Show: #BackToSchool

August 27, 2018
On the #radio show this week we cover the new “As You Are” campaign; the Kavanaugh nomination to the US Supreme Court and what's at stake for women; the latest on the #FamiliesBelongTogether fight; and how to help revolutionize education and end the school to prison pipeline. *Special guests on the...
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Children Fighting for Freedom

August 24, 2018
I wrote recently about a few of the brave children who helped change our nation during the Civil Rights Movement. There are many, many others whose examples should inspire us today. Claudette Colvin – sometimes called “The First Rosa Parks” – was a 15-year-old Black girl who challenged bus...
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Criando a Nuestros Hijos para que sean Multilingües y Ciudadanos del Mundo

August 22, 2018
Soy la orgullosa mamá de Zoe (5), Brendan (3) y, ¡de un pequeñín que nacerá en septiembre! Me apasiona aprender nuevos idiomas y culturas y trato de enseñárselos a mis hijos desde pequeños. Profesionalmente, soy educadora y estoy certificada para enseñar Alemán, Inglés como Segunda Lengua y...
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Raising Children to be Multilingual and Global Citizens

August 20, 2018
I am a proud mom to Zoe (5), and Brendan (3), and a new little one arriving in September! I have a personal passion for learning new languages and cultures that I seek to instill in my children at an early age. Professionally, I am an educator with teaching certificates in German, English as a...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Marysol from California

August 15, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Marysol in California about her experience of finding childcare for her two kiddos. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I’m a mother of two. I have a six year old daughter and...
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Parents Can Keep Children Safe from Dangerous Products With This Important Resource

August 14, 2018
As a pediatrician, I do everything I possibly can to keep children safe and healthy. One important part of that is counseling parents on what they can do to protect their children from dangerous products and unsafe toys. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of products that pose serious harm to...
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Childcare Challenges: A Teacher's Perspective

August 10, 2018
It’s no secret that America’s child care system is in need of major reform. Across the country, families struggle to pay child care bills on top of other expenses, and many parents cannot find a child care program with an open space in their neighborhood. What parents might not know is how much the...
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DC Council stands strong with infants and toddlers

August 1, 2018
Thanks to community advocates, educators, and DC families (like YOU!) who submitted their childcare stories, decorated bibs with messages to Councilmembers, sent emails to the Council, and testified in front of the DC Committee on Education – the Birth-to-Three for All DC Act (which incorporates...
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All Children Deserve a Strong Start

August 1, 2018
Becoming a parent means learning to live with an ever-present anxiety. With every meal, every doctor’s visit, every purchase of diapers or rash creams or bottles, you’re left wondering if you are doing this right. Could I be doing something more to give my child the best possible start in life?...
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