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When child care costs more than a mortgage

When child care costs more than a mortgage

Ian and Nikki Aguilar were overjoyed when they welcomed a baby girl, Emilia, in July. But when they started investigating day care centers in their neighborhood, the new parents...

What happens to family policies like child care, paid leave now?

What happens to family policies like child care, paid leave now?

In the run-up to the midterms and in the early hours after, the Deseret News asked experts what the election results could mean for the future of family policies that have in...

The American childcare crisis could get worse

The American childcare crisis could get worse

Little Miracles Early Development Center operated a 24-hour weekday childcare schedule for more than 17 years—even through the early days of the pandemic.  But due to COVID-19...

Early years curriculum: 5 Ofsted findings

Early years curriculum: 5 Ofsted findings

Ofsted has stressed the value of play and the ongoing impact of Covid in the first of a series of reviews into the early years. Ofsted’s review comes after its chief inspector...

Creating high-quality, outdoor spaces for young children

Creating high-quality, outdoor spaces for young children

Playing outside is a source of joy for children — and an opportunity for early educators to teach amazing lessons. But many early childhood programs don’t have the information...

Child Care Funding Reform Now

Child Care Funding Reform Now

CA Must Adopt and Invest In Recommended Rate Reforms and Mixed Delivery to Address our Child Care Crisis  As you prepare to release the first budget for your second term, the...

When and How Do I Socialize My Baby? What Parents Should Know

When and How Do I Socialize My Baby? What Parents Should Know

Many parents (especially those with babies born during the pandemic) may be wondering when their babies need to start socializing with others. And what that even looks like. Is...

Let's ensure no child in the U.S. goes hungry and that every child has a safe and stable place to live | First Focus on Children

Let's ensure no child in the U.S. goes hungry and that every child has a safe and stable place to live | First Focus on Children

Cara Baldari, Olivia Gomez, First Focus Campaign for Children This week marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a time for action toward the goal of ensuring that no...

Does Solving Inequality in Education Mean Embracing ‘Birth Equity’? - EdSurge News

Does Solving Inequality in Education Mean Embracing ‘Birth Equity’? - EdSurge News

Sanaa Sharrieff, a mother based in one of North Carolina’s largest school districts, Guilford County, is certain that where her son was born limited his education. Her son,...

Staff shortages are crippling childcare and there's no end in sight

Staff shortages are crippling childcare and there's no end in sight

Office occupancy is at nearly 50%, which means many parents are scrambling to find childcare to comply with in-office mandates. But many are running into long waiting lists and...

Overcoming Challenges in the Family Child Care Setting | ECLKC

Overcoming Challenges in the Family Child Care Setting | ECLKC

Adriana Bernal: Hello everyone, and welcome to our first episode of “Meaningful Makeover.” I’m Adriana Bernal, and I’m with my colleague Virginia Tse. We are from the National...

Setting higher wages for child care and home health care workers is long overdue

Setting higher wages for child care and home health care workers is long overdue

Care work is vital to individual, household, and economic stability. Unfortunately, this highly demanded and demanding work is deeply undervalued and undercompensated. The care...