Helen Blank is Director of Child Care and Early Learning, working on child care and early education issues, at the National Women's Law Center. Previously Ms. Blank served 24 years as the director of the Child Care and Development Division at the Children's Defense Fund. While at the Children's Defense Fund, Ms. Blank spearheaded a variety of efforts for improved early learning legislation.
Helen Blank is Director of Child Care and Early Learning, working on child care and early education issues, at the National Women's Law Center. Previously Ms. Blank served 24 years as the director of the Child Care and Development Division at the Children
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July 11, 2016
Today, the majority of moms with young children are working and high-quality child care and early learning opportunities can help them support their families. Nearly two-thirds (64.2 percent) of women with children under age six are in the labor force. The evidence is clear that high-quality early education is good for children. It’s indispensable for their mothers as well. High-quality early learning and child care opportunities for children allow their mothers to get and hold a job. Moreover, parents can work more productively and effectively knowing that their children not only are in safe...
November 3, 2015
La próxima ronda de debates presidenciales está a la vuelta de la esquina y es importante que le digamos a todos los candidatos por qué es importante contar con atención infantil de alta calidad a un precio que podamos pagar. El jueves, 5 de noviembre, NWLC (el centro nacional de derechos de mujeres) y MamásConPoder / MomsRising se unirán en una tormenta de tweets para decirle a los candidatos: ¡Las familias que trabajan necesitan #ChildCareNow! (¡Cuidado de niños ahora!) Tormenta de tweets de #ChildCareNow Jueves, 5 de noviembre 3:30-4:30 p.m. Puedes participar de la siguiente forma: Imprime...
November 2, 2015
The next round of presidential debates are just around the corner, and it’s critical that the candidates hear from all of us about the importance of high quality, affordable child care. On Thursday , November 5 , NWLC and MomsRising are teaming up for a Twitter storm to let the candidates know: working families need #ChildCareNow! WHAT: #ChildCareNow Twitter Storm WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST ** Here’s how you can get involved: 1. Print out the attached sign and complete this sentence: “We need #ChildCareNow because________” . You can fill in your own stories of how child...