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A Reflection on the Infant & Toddler Child Care Roadmap - Start Early

A Reflection on the Infant & Toddler Child Care Roadmap - Start Early

On behalf of Start Early and Raising Illinois, I am honored to share our new report, the Infant & Toddler Child Care Roadmap, and shine a light on the urgent need to expand...

Funding High-Quality Child Care Is A Popular Idea, So Treat It Like One, Researcher Says - EdSurge News

Funding High-Quality Child Care Is A Popular Idea, So Treat It Like One, Researcher Says - EdSurge News

Researcher Kathy Hirsch-Pasek has a challenge she would like to see lawmakers in the U.S. Congress take on—call it a dare. She wants all 535 of them to spend a day taking the...

Here's how universal pre-k can help mothers specifically

Here's how universal pre-k can help mothers specifically

While many advocates point to the benefits universal pre-kindergarten provides young children, these programs may also help mothers — both low- and high-income women — return to...

How Teachers Are Making a Difference with Red Nose Day - Educare

How Teachers Are Making a Difference with Red Nose Day - Educare

On Thursday, May 26 we joined Comic Relief in celebrating Red Nose Day! The Educare Learning Network is proud to be a grantee partner for the fourth consecutive year, with all...

Nearly Half of Families With Kids Can No Longer Afford Enough Food 5 Months After Child Tax Credit Ended

Nearly Half of Families With Kids Can No Longer Afford Enough Food 5 Months After Child Tax Credit Ended

Without the child tax credit, Stormy Johnson has been skipping her own meals so her kids can eat. Johnson, 45, works as a student support specialist in Preston County Schools...

Hey Democrats! Early childhood education and care should be free for all

Hey Democrats! Early childhood education and care should be free for all

The debate over free college recently popped back to the surface, courtesy of South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s advertisement noting his opposition to a policy...

Children Now Insider: High-Quality Child Care Programs

Children Now Insider: High-Quality Child Care Programs

Across the state, the vast majority of families, especially families with babies, cannot afford high-quality child care on their own. More California women are working than ever...

Miller: Texas needs affordable, quality child care to help economy

Miller: Texas needs affordable, quality child care to help economy

For those who know professionals in the child care industry, it’s clear that the choice to care for other people’s children is not made lightly. My stepmother used to run a...

11 Facts That Show Why We Need to Empower Adolescent Girls NOW

11 Facts That Show Why We Need to Empower Adolescent Girls NOW

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed decades of progress toward achieving gender equality, and the time is now to ensure that we do not fall any further behind. Girls hold the...

Another Chance Education: Reimagining education for vulnerable children

Another Chance Education: Reimagining education for vulnerable children

Anne Longfield's report for the Commission on Young Lives shows some worrying trends in exclusion figures. Tens of thousands of children are not in school and there’s been a 55...

A perfect storm for families and childcare?

A perfect storm for families and childcare?

The cost-of-living crisis combines significant challenges for household budgets and for businesses’ finances alike. Everyone is taking a new close look at all income and...

Nursery closes after children found in 'soiled clothes'

Nursery closes after children found in 'soiled clothes'

A nursery who was found by education inspectors to have put children 'at risk' by leaving them in soiled clothes has closed.  Children under four-years-old were seen...