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Early Care & Education

Working for quality, affordable childcare, preschool and early education support for all families who need it.

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Ever had a good, bad, funny or sad experience with finding, paying for, or getting great childcare?

  • “For the first nine month of my son's life I was lucky to have my mother watch him. When my mother decided to go back to school I had to find daycare. My husband and I are both employed full time, but we can barely afford childcare and we do not qualify for any assistance.”

    —Sara

    Oregon

  • “I've had to pay ridiculous amounts of tuition to find decent pre-K education. I look for small child to adult ratios and well-qualified teachers. I also like to see clean and attractive play spaces both indoors and outdoors...”

    —Bree

    Washington

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10 Ways to Keep Spanish Alive in our Home

Posted May 26, 2017 by Natalia DuTeau

The moment they brought my baby girl to my arms, the only words that came out of my mouth where in Spanish. Since I married an English speaker, and realized we would be raising our family in a small town in North GA, I felt fear that my children would not be able to communicate [...]

Five Ways to Help Your Children Succeed in School and Life in Late Spring with #MomsReading!

Posted May 25, 2017 by Abbie Gately

Welcome to another installment of #MomsReading! In this series, we discuss books and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional development. The rest of the posts in the series can be found here. Social-emotional skills  support the success of children in school and in life! For more [...]

8 Free Online Language Learning Resources

Posted May 24, 2017 by Bethany M. Edwards

I remember the first day of 7th Grade when I walked into my Spanish 1 class. We were given new names (Bethany was now Betania) and started the class by singing the Spanish alphabet. I was like Kindergarten all over again. When I was growing up, schools did not start offering language classes until at least [...]

RSVP to our early learning meeting with Cambridge, MA Mayor E. Denise Simmons!

Posted May 19, 2017 by Elyssa Koidin Schmier

We have a great opportunity to raise our voices in Cambridge, MA about the need for affordable, high-quality early learning, including childcare and pre-k!    **Join us for a meeting on Wednesday, May 24th with Mayor E. Denise Simmons and her staff to discuss early learning opportunities in Cambridge! Date & Time: May 24th at [...]

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