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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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  • “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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Parenting and our Public Policies

Posted February 24, 2017 by Lina Acosta Sandaal

It’s been a little over a month since the Women’s March.  I was humbled and honored to have been part of the sister march in Miami, FL, and to this day still have not been able to wrap my mind around the magnitude of the experience.  Today, I think about the energy and drive it [...]

Why it's Worth Remembering Olmsted and his Trees Right Now

Posted February 21, 2017 by Florence Williams

           A couple of times this month, I’ve marched with my 13-year-old daughter and other chilly people, including at The Women’s March on Washington. It convened near the southwest lawn of the U.S. Capitol and proceeded – in fits and starts - down Independence Avenue along the edge of the national mall.          In [...]

My remarks to the Washington Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on Dual Language Programs

Posted February 17, 2017 by Casey Osborn-Hinman

Tell us your story! Good afternoon Chair Zeiger and members of the Committee. My name is Casey Osborn-Hinman and I am a Campaign Director with MomsRising, a grassroots organization with 40,000 members in Washington State. We are here today in strong support of SB 5529. MomsRising is appreciative of the commitment Washington state has made [...]

Children’s Budget Coalition applauds Senator Ron Wyden for Standing Up For Kids

Posted February 16, 2017 by John Monsif

The U.S. Senate is slogging through the nomination process of Cabinet-level presidential appointments.  Several positions remain unfilled and one position – the Director of the White House Office of Management of Budget (OMB) – is of particular importance to the Children’s Budget Coalition, which is made up of over 50 children focused organizations that strongly [...]

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