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Childcare & Early Education

Kids' Big Questions

May 12, 2008
Earlier this week, my 12-year-old son told me he was a little nervous about asking a girl in his class if she wanted to go out, and he wanted my advice. My rather doltish response: "Um, where are you going to go?"

When Public Education Is No Longer Free

April 24, 2008
Public education, which is a free service guaranteed by the California Constitution, is no longer free. According to the Los Angeles Times, various school districts are asking parents to fork over cash in an effort to hold onto teachers after proposed budget cuts by Gov.
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With Opened Eyes

April 16, 2008
This blog entry is written by Amy only. While Marc hung out with our kids, I chose last week to attend a summit meeting offered by a national coalition called the Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). I had no idea what I'd be hearing, or whether I'd be spending two precious days of free time on a worthy endeavor.

College Campus Deemed "Too Dangerous" for Childcare

April 15, 2008
"Safety" has now become the latest excuse for a college trying to duck responsibility for childcare. Ogeechee Technical College president Dawn Cartee announced the closure of the campus childcare center in Statesboro, GA, arguing that colleges are dangerous places for small kids. In a March 28 letter to parents, according to an article in The Statesboro Herald, Cartee wrote:
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MAU: The First Principle.

March 12, 2008
The following is the first of a series of essays which discuss the 5 founding principles of Mothers Acting Up , a national non-profit organization which exists to inspire and mobilize mothers to advocate on behalf of the world’s children.

What Connects Fathers to Sons

March 7, 2008
It's funny how things catch you, make your heart skip a beat.

POLL: If I lost my childcare, I would...

March 4, 2008
... lose two part time jobs. Panic, take a few deep breaths. And write my Congressperson!
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Childcare costs- are you affected?

January 25, 2008
MP Dunleavy on MSN writes about women and money. I was toodling around that website and found this short article on childcare costs and how to offset them.
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