Why Child Care Matters: Series Summary

Kids at YWCA’s Family Village Redmond (FVR) Child Care and Head Start program which offers full-time care to children ages 1-5

This series posed the question, “Why does child care matter?” with five posts evaluating the important of child care and early learning.  Guest blogger, Sarah Swihart, demonstrates how child care can present a huge barrier for parents working to provide for their families, especially families vulnerable to homelessness. The series begins with establishing the importance of affordable child care and early learning opportunities, particularly for low-income families, and ends with a look at supportive policies.

Why Child Care Matters: Babysitting Mills v. Child Care

Why Child Care Matters: House of Pain

Why Child Care Matters: Investing in Our Future Early On

What If…..1% of a Trillion Dollars was Available for Education?

Vote For Me: Policies for a Hopeful Future

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