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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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MomsRising on President-Elect Trump’s Appointments

Posted November 29, 2016 by Kristin

Taken together, President-Elect Trump’s appointments to date present a significant threat to our democracy, to the people of our country, and to our economy:   ·         Rep. Tom Price, nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act a landmark goal of his political career. Price’s stated goal is to kick nearly [...]

4 Things Military Families Have In Common With Everyone Else

Posted November 21, 2016 by Rebecca Alwine

We’re really not that different, promise. Not a week goes by that there isn’t a new blog post or online article talking about the ways military spouses and military families are different from others. (For the sake of this piece, let’s call non-military families ‘civilian families.’) The military community spends so much time playing up [...]

Protecting Our Kids From Bullying and Harassment

Posted November 11, 2016 by Khadija Gurnah

We are hearing from parents of school-aged children across the country who are feeling anxious as a result of the election. Parents who are struggling with how they can make sure the children in their communities feel safe in the face of increased bullying and harassment in schools. We hear your concerns and are here [...]

How to Speak to Our Children about the Outcome of the Election

Posted November 9, 2016 by Lina Acosta Sandaal

Last night as the news outlets spoke of statistics and predictions, my social media feed and email flooded with the same theme and question from most parents.  They were all anticipating the conversation they would have with their children about the outcome of the election.  It is a difficult conversation to have primarily because most [...]

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