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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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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.”



  • “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...”



MomsBlogging on Early Care & Education

California: Let's do Big Things for our Little Learners in 2018!

Posted January 18, 2018 by Donna Hoffman Cullinan

I just returned from maternity leave after spending 4 months at home with my happy and healthy second child, only to read that California ranks third in the country for most unaffordable infant care! [1] To put it clearly, I’d spend less if I went back to college for a second degree compared to paying for infant [...]

How to Raise a Kid With a Conscience

Posted January 18, 2018 by Caroline Knorr

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience -- someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching. But when the road to online integrity is riddled with cyberbullying, cell phone cheating, sexting, and other risks, trusting your kid to be conscientious feels like a leap of faith. Here's the good news: Studies show that [...]

The State of America’s Children Demands Your Action Right Now!

Posted January 16, 2018 by Marian Wright Edelman

It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s new report The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral, costly and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America’s responsibility and future. The U.S. has 73.6 million children. Nearly 1 in [...]

Get the latest tips on surviving childcare drop off!

Posted January 11, 2018 by Nina Perez

A first time drop off to childcare or preschool can be rough on kids, parents, caregivers, and educators. Let’s talk about it!  Get the latest tips on surviving childcare drop off with early childhood mental health specialist and founder of Stop Parenting Alone, Lina Acosta Sandaal, live on the Facebook page Tuesday 1/23, 8:30pET/5:30pPT.  We’ll be answering [...]

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