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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...”



MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

Why I Am Marching with Teachers on May 16

Posted May 9, 2018 by Jessica Burroughs

Earlier this week, NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger commented on the upcoming NC Public Schools Day of Advocacy: “Teacher strikes are illegal in NC, and in some respects what we’re seeing looks like a work slowdown, and looks like a fairly typical union activity, and the people of NC don’t support that sort [...]


Posted May 7, 2018 by Marian Wright Edelman

“The lynching tree interprets the cross. It keeps the cross out of the hands of those who are dominant. Nobody who is lynching anybody can understand the cross. That’s why it’s so important to place the cross and the lynching tree together, because the cross, or the crucifixion, was analogous to a first-century lynching. In [...]

Supporting Infant and Early Child Development: What is Early Intervention

Posted May 3, 2018 by Tara Sarathy

Infants and toddlers learn a tremendous amount in their first three years of life.  Sometimes a child’s development doesn’t progress as expected, and a child needs some extra help in meeting developmental milestones.  Early intervention is meant to help infants and toddlers meet their developmental goals in key areas including: Physical skills (reaching, crawling, walking, [...]

A Conversation with a Parent Advocate on How to Access and Navigate Early Intervention

Posted May 3, 2018 by Tara Sarathy

Recently I spoke with Jen Dryer,, an educational consultant and parent advocate in Washington, D.C., who helps parents navigate the complex and emotionally challenging process of getting their children, who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay, the services and therapies they need through early intervention and special education. I was drawn to [...]

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