November 13, 2020


The mounting costs of child care
Axios | 11/13/20
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on how much working parents are able to contribute to their jobs and the economy. Now, businesses are facing a reckoning: fill the gap and help working parents with child care or risk hurting their own bottom lines.  

COVID Is Pushing Black Mothers Out of the Workforce at a Staggering Rate
The Cut | 11/12/20
iThe report, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, found that while women in general were more likely to leave the pandemic-era labor force — likely due to the increased child-care responsibilities of having their children at home…  

University Scholars Plant Seeds In a New Field of Study: Early Childhood Policy
Edsurge | 11/12/20
Their effort, called the Early Childhood Policy in Institutions of Higher Education Initiative, also aims to establish early childhood policy as a field of inquiry, including at universities, which serve as training grounds for policymakers and hubs of research.  

The $2 trillion question: how to spend on education for the future
Wall Street Journal | 11/12/20
The Wall Street Journal spoke with education experts for their ideas on how to improve the return on investment. Their recommendations? Early-childhood education with a bigger focus on children’s health…  

Why Biden’s free childcare plan is a worthy feminist reform
Salon | 11/12/20
This is all to say that the Biden-Harris administration’s focus on reviving the economy will largely hinge on whether it prioritizes making it easier to get women back to work, and that means universal childcare.

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $6.5 Million for Early Education Programs
Framingham Source | 11/12/20
The Baker-Polito Administration and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) today announced $6.5 million in Early Education and Out-of-School Time (EEOST) grant funding awarded to seven organizations…  

COVID-19 pandemic causing problems with preschool programs
WZZM | 11/12/20
Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for educators and students across the state. Now, it is causing problems with some of West Michigan’s youngest and most vulnerable school kids — preschoolers.  

Experts: Neglect prevention key to better childhood outcomes
KOB 4 | 11/13/20
Any efforts in New Mexico to build a successful early childhood education system will depend on the state’s ability to prevent child neglect and abuse.  

Can I Talk to You About Preschool for All?
The Cut | 11/12/20
Shortly before the pandemic started, I began volunteering with a coalition to get universal preschool and higher wages for teachers on the ballot. By the time COVID summer was in full swing, I was accosting strangers to sign a petition in order to do so.  

Texas Lags in Early Childhood Learning; Advocates Seek More Funding
Reform Austin | 11/12/20
A new report shows that the Texas Early Childhood Intervention program is under-enrolling infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays as state funding for the program continues to lag behind previous funding levels.

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