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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.”



  • “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...”



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You're Invited to a Family Friendly Day of Action in Sacramento!

Posted March 19, 2018 by Donna Hoffman Cullinan

Join Us!Have you been looking for a way to raise your voice for kids and families, and introduce your kiddos to activism, advocacy, and being a force for change? Well, save the date of Monday, April 23rd because you’re officially invited to a fun--and free!-- day of action with MomsRising and Common Sense Kids Action.   RSVP now to [...]

5 Ways Social Media Can Be a Force For Good in the Lives of Kids and Teens

Posted March 15, 2018 by Caroline Knorr

From sexting to cyberbullying to FOMO, social media sure has its share of negatives. But, if it's all bad, how did 2,000 students protest their school system's budget cuts? How are teens leading the charge against cyberbullying? How did they organize a national school walkout day to protest gun laws? Easy: savvy use of social media. For a few years now, many teens have been saying [...]

5 Things to Know About Handing Over Your Heart and Pre-K Drop-Offs!

Posted March 12, 2018 by Abbie Gately

Tips and Tricks!A first time drop off to childcare or pre-k can be rough for everyone involved, from kids and parents, to caregivers and educators. Last month, we sat down with Lina Acosta Sandaal, mom and  Stop Parenting Alone early childhood mental health specialist , to talk about why this is a struggle, how parents [...]

Attention DC: RSVP NOW for our early learning delivery!

Posted February 28, 2018 by Abbie Gately

Those of us who live in the DC area know what a struggle it can be to find high-quality yet affordable early learning options, like childcare and pre-k, for our little learners.  That’s why we were so thrilled this past fall when Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (VA) introduced The Child Care [...]

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