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From a Shuttered Daycare, Elizabeth Warren Makes a Passionate Case for Affordable Childcare 20.8.2020 Mother Jones
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who was once a favorite to win her party’s nomination, used her speech in support of Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday night to highlight a signature issue: childcare. Noting that families have taken “one gut punch after another” as a result of the pandemic, Warren spoke from the Springfield Early […]
My Daughter Had a Tummy Ache. It Exposed the Folly of Reopening Schools. 30.7.2020
My Daughter Had a Tummy Ache. It Exposed the Folly of Reopening Schools.
Coronavirus: Labour warns of 'perfect storm' for working parents 30.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Labour raises concerns about rising costs, but the government points to "significant" support for the sector.
Union vote highlights coronavirus crisis for California's home day care providers 12.7.2020 LA Times: Business

After close to two decades of organizing and legislative struggle, tens of thousands of babysitters, early childhood educators and home day care proprietors will vote this month on whether to unionize, a move many hope will reinvigorate California's ailing child care system in a moment of unprecedented crisis from the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Relief Funds Are About to Run Out for the Child Care Industry 9.7.2020
As child care centers close en masse, Congress has been unwilling to provide the resources to stave off the ...
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By Investing in Pre-K, We Can Create a Generation of Pandemic-Resistant Adults 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. […]
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As day care centers and preschools reopen, parents face difficult decisions 12.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
"Of course we have reservations, but we feel safe with the precautions the day care is taking," Bettlach Anderson said last week. "We both work and it’s impossible to get work done with a baby at home. Impossible."
The coronavirus 'class divide': Parents judged for school return choices 29.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Parents of year six and year one pupils have been falling out over whether to send them back to school.
Reboot of Classic '80s Kids' Cartoon: She-Ra Now an Open Lesbian 18.5.2020 NewsBusters
Throughout the '80s and '90s, "family-friendly" entertainment grew more and more sexualized. The one space children and families still had that was not fraught with sexual innuendo was the realm of same-sex friendship. That all changed in the last decade as the LGBT movement took over children's ...
Letters to the Editor: A preschool owner's plea to Sacramento: 'We just want to stay afloat' 16.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Preschool operators say the coronavirus pandemic means they may not be able to reopen without help and guidance from Sacramento.

Closed schools in Minnesota begin to lay off, furlough staff 15.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Districts have let go or furloughed dozens of educators and staff who worked in early childhood, after-school care and other fee-based programs.
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Is it safe — and ethical — to send your child to day care? 6.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Parents of Minnesota’s littlest learners are facing a dilemma: Do they continue sending their kids to child care during the COVID-19 pandemic? Minnesota’s stay-at-home order does not prohibit families from taking their kids to day care, but officials note that the goal is to keep providers open specifically for the children of emergency workers.
“How do we stay open?” Colorado child care providers struggle to keep up amid coronavirus crisis 26.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Childcare providers are struggling with whether they can do their duty and still pay the bills.
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Coronavirus: Frozen birthday party held on Zoom video chat app 23.3.2020 BBC: Technology
Thirty children took part in the virtual celebration for a self-isolated four-year-old.
Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Testing criteria tightened, case count at 60 18.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The story of the virus’ spread in Minnesota continues to develop rapidly. In just one day, the state tightened its criteria for COVID-19 testing, limiting it to the most critical cases; allocated millions of dollars in emergency funding to address the pandemic; and opened its unemployment benefits to workers whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic.
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Many MN child care centers remain open, putting parents and workers in tough spot 18.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Whether to keep day cares open or order them to close is a lose-lose situation: Close child care centers and you leave families who can’t telecommute unable to find care for their young ones. Stay open and risk spreading the disease further.
When Your Primary Is in the Midst of a Pandemic 17.3.2020 Mother Jones
For the last few months, Abby McEntee, a preschool teacher from the Chicago suburb of Western Springs, has spent each of her Saturdays and Sundays crisscrossing Illinois’ 3rd District to knock doors on behalf of Marie Newman, the former marketing executive making her second attempt at unseating Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, a moderate Democrat who has […]
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Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Guaranteed “Child Care and Pre-K for All” 24.2.2020
The plan would be paid for by inverting the massive tax giveaway lavished on the wealthy by President Donald ...
Utah animal sanctuary draws intrepid travelers looking for something different 24.2.2020 Raw Story
KANAB, Utah — During my three decades as a travel writer, this was the first time I had found myself in the doghouse. Literally. I was in the Puppy Pre-school at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary’s Dogtown, cuddling an affectionate pit bull mix named Challah. She was the last of her litter, and if there is […]
Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders releases plan for guaranteed ‘child care and Pre-K for all’ 24.2.2020 Raw Story
“We know that the first four years of a child’s life are the most important years of human development, so it is unconscionable that in the wealthiest country in the world, we do not properly invest in early childhood education.” Now running as the presumptive frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders on […]
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