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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 Kids Who Embrace Race: Why we must, where we begin.

Posted June 23, 2017 by Andrew Grant-Thomas

Why We Gather. EmbraceRace is about building a strong and nourishing community of practice for parents, guardians, teachers and other caregivers who want to help raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed, and brave about race. In this session we — Andrew (Grant-Thomas) and Melissa (Giraud) — will talk about the Big Picture of race in the United [...]

Parents Share Why Bilingual is Better #BilingualRisers

Posted June 12, 2017 by Diana Limongi

Since May, mamás poderosas have been participating in MomsRising's campaign, #BilingualRisers. Through their personal blogs, Instagram and MomsRising's blog, they have been sharing snippets of their lives: daily routines, books and other resources they use, challenges, triumphs and more on their language learning journey.   Chontelle Bonfiglio: Creating a Multilingual Lifestyle for our kids, inside [...]

Reflections on Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook: A Great Teacher and Role Model

Posted June 12, 2017 by Marian Wright Edelman

When Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook passed away May 29 our nation and world lost a very creative and distinguished political scientist, trailblazing Black scholar, and towering oak role model for his students. I was blessed to be among them as a Spelman College student in his political theory course at Atlanta University. A Georgia native, [...]

Stop Trump’s Afterschool Program Cuts

Posted June 7, 2017 by Jodi Grant

President Trump has proposed eliminating all afterschool program funding. Nearly 2 million kids and families could lose the afterschool programs they count on to keeps kids safe and engaged in learning, and help working parents keep their jobs. The Afterschool Alliance is hosting a nationwide Day of Action to fight President Trump's proposal.  We're asking  [...]

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