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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

MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

What I Told My Senator Face to Face About Childcare

Posted September 15, 2017 by Jessica Honza

My name is Jessica Honza. I’m a middle school teacher from the suburbs of Minneapolis, a mother of two young boys and a proud member of MomsRising. My husband and I, like so many other families, have struggled to find affordable, quality child care for our kids. We tried to be financially responsible – we [...]

"We handled all the stress of moving, only to find ourselves in a child care desert."

Posted September 14, 2017 by Rasheed Malik

No one actually enjoys moving, but it’s especially tough if you’ve got little kids. When you’re young and single, moving can even be a social affair – it’s famously easy to trick friends into lugging a futon, desk, or a few cardboard boxes up some stairs as long as there is the promise of free [...]

Pass the Child Care for Working Families Act Now!

Posted September 14, 2017 by MomsRising

The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) today, would be a boon for our economy and for working families. At a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet, this bill provides a comprehensive [...]

Grandparents Share the Care

Posted September 13, 2017 by Kathy Kinsner

That Was Then In the early 80s, my family set off on an annual trip from southern Ohio to Wisconsin’s North Woods. My youngest nephews, toddler twins, spent 750 miles in a playpen in the back of their dad’s minivan, holding on for dear life and joyfully yelling “whoa” on the biggest curves. Child restraint [...]

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