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It’s a cruel summer, leaving us here without child care!

June 22, 2023
There have been a few versions of songs called Cruel Summer, from Bananarama in the 80s to Taylor Swift in the 2000s and though they are total bops, they can unfortunately also be a theme song for the fact that summer can be exceedingly cruel on the wallets of families around the country.
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Pride Month

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Parents on Child Care

June 15, 2023
Take a moment to envision a beautiful future where families and children are happy and thriving. Where inclusion and compassion are core community values and caregivers are supported as together we build the strong foundation needed to truly uplift our future generations. What would this strong,...
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Sign on!

Florida families need more than patchwork child care

June 15, 2023
So the new numbers are in and it’s not looking great. According to the annual Kids Count data released yesterday , Florida ranks 31st in child well-being and lack of high-quality, affordable child care is playing into that. I don’t know about you, but I’m not surprised. I am FEELING the child care...
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A Child Care State of Mind: Parents in New York Share Their Child Care Struggles

June 8, 2023
Moms, dads, caregivers, early educators, and child care advocates from around New York State have been sounding the alarm saying for years that our child care system is broken, a fact and lived-reality that only became much worse as a result of three years of a global pandemic. This storybook "New...
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NC: What does quality child care mean to you? We need to hear your feedback on NC's QRIS/ Star rated license system this summer!

June 8, 2023
Choosing a child care option that works for your family can be HARD! People say that when you have a child it’s like your heart is walking around outside your chest. Rarely does that feel more true than when trying to figure out child care. When your child is going to be away from you for part of...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, June 9, 2023

June 8, 2023
Help us protect access to health, nutrition & housing for immigrant families and children! The Public Charge Rule the Biden administration published was a much clearer and moderate framework for immigrant families to access non-cash assistance programs like Medicaid and SNAP that help keep...
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Agenda mamás por la libertad: una visión para ayudar a nuestra nación

May 16, 2023
Valoramos nuestras libertades. La libertad de estar con nuestros hijos y familias cuando más nos necesitan, de escoger lo que es mejor para nuestras familias, de enviar a nuestros hijos a escuelas en las que cada niño sienta que pertenece y donde pueda prosperar y la libertad de tener igualdad...
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Starting October 1, 2023 childcare providers get free or $15 child care!

May 15, 2023
Did you hear the great news……?! I taught at a Montessori preschool for 15 years. I loved my job, and it was an honor to guide some of Washington’s youngest learners and help them develop essential cognitive and social skills. But I was never paid a living wage, and I struggled to make ends meet. I...
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En este Día de la Madre queremos más que caramelos y flores, ¡queremos libertad!

May 12, 2023
El Día de la Madre es un GRAN día... un día de celebración, de amor, de recuerdo, de flores y tal vez de un poco de baile mientras reímos, nos abrazamos, lloramos y posiblemente incluso nos enojemos... y también un día en el que cada una de nosotras juntas podemos tomar alguna acción rápida,...
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What NH moms need in the state budget!

May 10, 2023
It’s go time in the New Hampshire legislature! Thanks to all your advocacy, we’ve seen some huge wins so far this year – and we need your help again! Let’s keep that MOMentum going as the Senate Finance committee works on the state budget. → Send a quick email to the Senate Finance committee asking...
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