Author: Megan Salzman

New Report Details Summer Child Care Struggles Families Face -

A new report from the Center for American Progress details the struggles many American families face in accessing and affording quality child care for their children during summer months. In fact, the report shows that families can expect to pay at least 20 percent of their household income on child care services during the summer. Part of the report highlights the unique struggles that parents with children from birth … Read More

Indiana Expands Early Childhood Education Investment to Improve Access and Quality -

Indiana is awarding Pre-K providers over $1.5 million in grants in an effort to increase the quality of, and access to early learning programs across the state. The grant money, being administered by the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), will be used to train staff, develop materials and curriculum, as well as host parent engagement events. In a recent WBAA-FM interview, FSSA spokesperson Marni Lemons commented on the … Read More

Prominent Ohio Newspaper Celebrates Cincinnati’s Early Childhood Success -

Earlier this week, the editorial board of the conservative Cincinnati Enquirer penned a piece highlighting the success of the Cincinnati Preschool Promise Program. The program was established in 2016 after Cincinnati residents approved voted in favor of a measure to make high-quality preschool availability to all children. The program has provided tuition assistance to 1,337 children, and a total of 82 preschools were brought into the program, giving families a … Read More

Early Learning Takes Center Stage in California Governor’s Race -

As the governor’s race heats up in California, early learning is taking center stage. From candidate forums to debates, candidates on both sides of the aisle want to ensure the state’s youngest learners are prepared for the future. “This is the first time that babies, toddlers, preschoolers are being talked about by the leading candidates for governor and it’s really, really exciting,” said Avo Makdessian, director of the Center … Read More

Babies Descend on Capitol Hill for Annual Strolling Thunder Advocacy Day -

On Tuesday, our friends at ZERO TO THREE hosted its second annual Strolling Thunder advocacy day, where babies and theirs to families descended on Washington to meet with members of Congress. Their message was simple: Think Babies! Over 150 lawmakers and their staff heard from families from all 50 states about the need to make infant and toddler care a national priority. “As families from around the nation … Read More