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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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Raising Bilingual Kids is as Easy as…

Posted October 12, 2017 by Laura Garcia

When my husband and I married in 2006 we were anxious to start a family and were intent on raising our kids to be fluent in English and Spanish. We had strong ideas on how we would accomplish this, and after all, since we are both native speakers of our respective languages we figured it [...]

We are a bilingual family

Posted October 11, 2017 by Heather Barradas

We are a bilingual family and proud of it. Spanish and English are spoken equally in our home and we knew when we had our two boys that we wanted them to have a dual language education. My husband is a native Spanish speaker and I am a native English speaker so our boys have [...]

We know what we want for our kids in early childhood, now how do we get it?

Posted October 6, 2017 by Stephanie Miller

I wear two hats. I’m a parent and I’m an advocate for high quality early childhood education that prepares children for success in school and, ultimately, life. As a parent, I’ve experienced the anguish that all parents feel when trying to choose the first education experience for their young child. As an advocate, I’ve sat [...]

Raising Bilingual Children: The Facts and Myths

Posted October 5, 2017 by Migdalia Rivera

Science has discovered some amazing things about the brain. It's about 2% of your body weight, comprised of 73% water, and doesn't reach full maturity till the 25th year. It’s also extremely flexible, meaning a person can switch between two different concepts, like language, and can think in multiple languages at once. In fact, it's [...]

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