Don’t Look Away

Don’t Look Away

From the critical issues at the border to the census to child care subsidy, learn about what’s happening, why these things matter and what you can do about it.

#FamiliesBelongTogether

What’s Happening:

Our country has been learning 

Why It Matters:

Research is clear that . When we separate children from their families, inflict trauma on babies and young children, and put them in a place where they are denied even the most basic of necessities, we inflict 

As early childhood educators, , with a  that calls upon us to fight against and work to change policies that are “emotionally damaging, physically harmful, disrespectful, degrading, dangerous, exploitative, or intimidating to children.”

What You Can Do About It:

#CountAllKids

What’s Happening:

The 

Why It Matters:

In the Census, counting all children — and all people —accurately is important because the census helps determine how federal resources are allocated in our country, including $675 billion in state and local funding for critical programs such as SNAP, the National School Lunch Program, and CHIP. In the last Census, however, approximately 1 million young children under the age of 5 were left uncounted, and a citizenship question would have further depressed this already-too-high undercount of young children, which is why

What You Can Do About It:

#ChildCare411

What’s Happening:

The House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that includes increased funding for early childhood education (including another $2.4 billion for CCDBG!). However, these increases won’t be made real until the Senate and House can come together to find a way to increase the current budget caps. Let’s help make the case for those increases by telling Congress about the ways in which educators and families benefit from child care subsidy funding!

Why It Matters:

 while, at the same time, early childhood educators earn so little that nearly half of the child care workforce is dependent on public benefits. Parents and educators can’t solve this problem alone; we require significant public funding that invests in high-quality child care and early learning as the public good that it is—and that means Congress has to be on board.

What You Can Do About It:

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