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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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The link between inequality, racism and education

Posted August 17, 2017 by Anita Sanchez

When I was a child, I remember coming home from school one day and sharing with my mom that at school they were teaching us that George Washington was the first leader of our country, "But this is not what our indigenous Elders are teaching us", I said to my mother. She continues cooking and [...]

#5Actions of the Week: August 8, 2017

Posted August 8, 2017 by Karen Showalter

Summer is here, and we need to keep the HEAT ON around issues we care about! Join us and thousands of people eager to keep summer sizzling by taking action on equal pay, childcare, net neutrality, immigration and more below! Scroll to the end for a bonus silly action, too!  As always, please act and share. Together we're [...]

Methods and Techniques for Discipling Young Children

Posted August 4, 2017 by Lina Acosta Sandaal

1. What is most important when we think about disciplining our kids? Prevention is essential for children under five. Make sure that they are well fed and well rested. Hunger and sleepiness cause bad behavior in children. Maintain a strict routine. A routine helps children anticipate what is going to happen and when it is [...]

5 Parenting Intentions to Always Aim For

Posted August 4, 2017 by Lina Acosta Sandaal

intention: inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/ (noun) an aim or plan (Websters, 2005) Here is a quick list of ways to improve your parenting to enjoy success with those whom mean most to you, your children. Understand your past and how it affects your present.  Attachment theorists understand that the greatest predictor of how a child will develop and thrive is how [...]

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