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Childcare & Early Education

Keep Kids Safe and Learning After School

October 3, 2017
With school back in session, kids and parents across the nation are settling back into their school-year schedules. For many, that means adjusting to school closing times that leave students unsupervised for hours each afternoon, until their parents return home from their jobs. Afterschool programs offer a solution to that problem – and much more. One of the Afterschool Alliance's new tools, Finding the Right Afterschool Program for Your Family, walks parents through questions they’ll want to ask and information they’ll want to evaluate before choosing a program.
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A special bond

September 29, 2017
I do not remember when I made the decision to raise my daughter bilingual. I only know that it was natural to talk to her in my first language since she was born and to make our household a bilingual one. My husband, who only knows a handful of words and phrases in Spanish, speaks to her in mostly...
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Un vínculo especial

September 29, 2017
No recuerdo cuándo decidí que mi hija sea bilingüe. Solo sé que desde su nacimiento me pareció natural hablarle en mi primera lengua y hacer del nuestro un hogar bilingüe. El reto no ha sido fácil, pues todo su mundo, menos yo, está en inglés. Mi esposo sabe algunas palabras en español pero le...
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How to Raise an Optimistic Kid in a Pessimistic World

September 28, 2017
If you're raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it's no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications -- and even sources you wouldn't expect, like Instagram and YouTube -- kids are immersed in doom and gloom . Consider their world: The...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: We need high-quality, affordable early learning!

September 27, 2017
“I’m frustrated that our childcare costs more than our rent AND our car payments COMBINED.” - Christina Each day at MomsRising we hear from people like Christina who are struggling to find high-quality, affordable early learning opportunities, like childcare and Pre-K for little ones. I’m sure you’...
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CommuniKids new free Pre-k Spanish Immersion Program in D.C.

September 22, 2017
Congratulations to our friends at CommuniKids for the opening of their new free Spanish immersion Pre-k seats the District of Columbia! For more information on this new program, see the full press release below or visit CommuniKids main free pre-k website with information on details on how to apply...
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#5Actions of the Week: September 20

September 20, 2017
Did you see the news? Health care is under attack AGAIN! Don’t worry. It’s YOU to the rescue! Buckle your seat belt and join us for this week's line up of priority actions below! We're talking about health care (of course!), early learning, healthy schools, overtime pay, and tax reform. You'll...
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¡El Mes de la Herencia Hispana Empieza Hoy!

September 15, 2017
Desde el 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre conmemoramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta observación que empezó en 1968 como la Semana de la Herencia Hispana fue luego extendida por un período de 30 días por el Presidente Ronald Reagan. En este mes se celebra las historias, culturas y...
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What I Told My Senator Face to Face About Childcare

September 15, 2017
Testimony of MomsRising member, Jessica Honza, on Capitol Hill, in support of the Child Care for Working Families Act.
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Pass the Child Care for Working Families Act Now!

September 14, 2017
The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) today, would be a boon for our economy and for working families. At a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet, this...
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