Articles about child care


It’s Time to Build a Child Care System That Works For Everyone

Last updated: 05/18/2021

It’s a new day for child care in America.  Over the past year, there’s been an increased focus on the importance of high-quality, affordable child care, particularly around the...

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Parents and child care providers get a boost this year. Is it enough?

Last updated: 05/17/2021

The cost of caring for your kids is anything but affordable for many families, and the pandemic made the nation’s already troubled child care system even worse. Around the...

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Engaging children in conversations about diversity, discrimination, and inclusion

Last updated: 05/15/2021

Approaching conversations about diversity, discrimination, and inclusion with young children can seem overwhelming, and there is often backlash claiming that children shouldn't...

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Masking: How It Impacts Young Children

Last updated: 05/14/2021

Have you thought about this? I remember bringing this up in a conversation with a colleague, but I didn’t pursue answers to my questions until recently, when my hairdresser...

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The Studio Approach to Early Childhood Education

Last updated: 05/09/2021

It was twenty-five years ago when our story began. We were brought together by a mutual interest in early childhood education and the Reggio Emilia Approach. When we met,...

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What if American parenting wasn’t so lonely?

Last updated: 05/09/2021

Christina Hayes has always had to fight to keep a job and take care of her family. Diagnosed with lupus 14 years ago at the age of 19, the Michigan mom often needs time off to...

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We Do More Than Teach, We Build - Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Last updated: 05/08/2021

I have had the absolute pleasure of serving in the field of early care and education for more than 25 years. I have served every age group from infants to school-agers and held...

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Pressing Issues Facing Children and Families

Last updated: 05/02/2021

Just over a year ago, we wrote a piece highlighting areas of particular concern for children and families as the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding. While in many ways we remain in...

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What You Need to Know: Early Intervention

Last updated: 04/30/2021

Babies have lots of new skills to learn—lifting their heads, sitting up, saying their first words! Parents are often concerned when a child’s development seems slower than...

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Help Your Child Develop Self-Control

Last updated: 04/21/2021

Self-control enables children to cooperate with others, to cope with frustration, and to resolve conflicts. Learn how you can help your infant and child begin to develop this...

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