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Join the Movement for Childcare!

June 27, 2018
I had my 20-week ultrasound last week for our first baby and my partner have never been more over the moon...and terrified all at the same time. Nothing could make the fact that we are going to be parents more real than seeing our sweet baby girl sucking her thumb on the screen (I mean could she be...
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Parent-Child Literacy Activities to Combat Summer Slide

June 22, 2018
For as long as I can remember, books have been my comfort and my refuge. I was also incredibly lucky to grow up in a family where I was given many opportunities to be read to and interact with books and stories including over the summers. But for many children, reading may not be as pleasurable and...
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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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Senator Robert Kennedy

June 8, 2018
On the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who had announced his decision to run for president, was campaigning in Indiana when the news came of Dr. King’s assassination. He movingly shared the terrible news with the waiting crowd of mostly Black people, urging...
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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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Remembering the Very Courageous Dovey Johnson Roundtree

May 25, 2018
When Dovey Johnson Roundtree passed away on May 21 at age 104 our nation lost another far too unknown extraordinary groundbreaking Black woman leader. During World War II she was part of the first cohort of Black women admitted to the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Later she became one of the first...
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California’s Chance to Lead for Poor Children

May 25, 2018
When I was a young civil rights lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Mississippi, I was called in 1967 to testify before Congress about the embattled Head Start program in Mississippi that was serving thousands of children after the state turned its federal funding down and community groups...
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