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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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Have an experience related to early care and education, childcare, or early learning of your own to share?

Ever had a good, bad, funny or sad experience with finding, paying for, or getting great childcare?

  • “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

MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

How to Talk to Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex

Posted December 4, 2017 by Caroline Knorr

"Mommy, what's sexual harassment?" You were hoping that the daily news reports of famous and powerful men being accused of sexual misconduct would fly right past your kid's radar. But like other unfortunate events you've had to explain far before your kid was ready, the news -- especially bad news -- has a way of seeping into their [...]

#5Actions of the Week! November 27, 2017

Posted November 27, 2017 by Karen Showalter

We hope you enjoyed time with family and friends this holiday week. Being around those we love helps us recharge — and reminds us who we're fighting for: our kids, friends, family, neighbors and communities. This holiday in particular stands out as a cutting reminder of how much work we still need to do as [...]

FREE Family Celebrations in Washington State!

Posted November 15, 2017 by Casey Osborn-Hinman

MomsRising is hosting FREE family celebrations in Des Moines, Everett, and Auburn, Washington featuring live musical entertainment by kid-entertainer extraordinaire Eli Rosenblatt, arts and crafts by Seattle Recreative, face painting, and plenty of kid- and adult-friendly food to go around. Why are we celebrating? Because beginning in 2020, all Washington workers will have access to [...]

Coffee & Advocacy w/ MomsRising in WA State

Posted November 15, 2017 by Casey Osborn-Hinman

The holidays are upon us and it’s a great time of year to reflect, give thanks, and build community with family, friends, and neighbors. MomsRising members across Washington State are gathering to do just that. Please say you’ll join us!  MomsRising staff will be traveling the state to share more about Washington’s new paid family [...]

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