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Childcare & Early Education

MomsRising Stories: How the Child Tax Credit Impacts Our Families

December 1, 2022
Childcare prices have exploded over the last decade, and with the pandemic, options have diminished. My husband and I are both public elementary school teachers. We are able to live comfortably but not extravagantly. Affording daycare for our toddler son has pushed our budget to the limit-- we make...
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Tell Congress “prioritize our families now!”

November 18, 2022
There are less than 7 weeks left in the year but WOW does Congress have some work to do! We have created a “to-do” list for Congress to keep them on schedule for delivering important policies for our families, children, and economy by the end of the year.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, November 18, 2022

November 18, 2022
The recent elections left us with a number of mixed emotions. Excited for new faces and firsts, worried about delayed outcomes in others and, of course, some disappointment. But more than anything, in this season of thankfulness we are grateful . We are grateful for YOU. Your mobilization,...
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Take Action Now: let's invest in the Fair Start for Kids Act

October 28, 2022
Halloween is around the corner, and it's time to let our kids know they are the pick of the patch! Our state leaders have the opportunity (and duty!) to keep up the pace and continue to do big things for Washington’s youngest learners! Families like yours and mine are tired of tricks and no treats...
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Take action and send a letter to your editor NOW!

October 26, 2022
Fall has arrived and while school, Halloween costume hunting, and pumpkin-picking are all in full swing, families are still having a hard time accessing affordable childcare. The good news is that for many families, there is now more access to affordable childcare than ever before! Can you help us...
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Families are tired of being ghosted by Congress on child care!

October 25, 2022
It’s the spooky season – and the scariest thing I’ve seen this year isn’t ghouls, zombies, or vampires. The bone chilling fright this year is that Congress keeps ghosting us on child care solutions . After exploring solutions the last few years to fix our fragile child care system, our elected...
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Childcare-Themed Halloween Coloring Sheet

What's Scarier than Halloween? Not Taking Action on Expanding Childcare!

October 19, 2022
October: a time for leaves changing, windy weather, and of course - Halloween! A great time of year for kids and their families alike to enjoy fun costumes, sweet treats, and the general spookiness of autumn. Something scarier than this upcoming holiday may be the state of child care in this...
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This Child Care Champion has LEVELED UP!

October 19, 2022
"I love you ladies... If it wasn't for y'all, our stories would not be heard."
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, September 30, 2022

September 30, 2022
It’s Fall Y’all! As someone who lives in the south and had to deal with a very warm summer with lots of temperatures above 100, I can’t tell you how excited I am for sweater weather with cooler temps, changing colors, and all the things that come along with the autumnal season. It’s also a very...
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CNN OPINION: The harsh reality conservatives refuse to acknowledge

September 19, 2022
In a powerful CNN Opinion, MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner argues that, as the midterm elections approach, moms are a motivated voting force, and only one party is prioritizing issues that matter most to moms and families.
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