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The Baker-Polito Administration today announced nearly $60 million in state and federal funding available to school districts and community organizations to offer summer learning and recreational programs designed to help students grow.
To all the members of the ECE field, thank you for sharing your time and expertise to complete this quick January 2022 survey! We know how challenging your work is right now. We also know that your individual experiences are important, and your collective voices are helping to shape our nation's up-to-the-minute understanding of what's happening in child care and early learning across states and settings. To see results from past NAEYC surveys, you can visit: naeyc.org/pandemic-surveys.
This PLC offers AOST providers the opportunity to consider the unique learning needs of school-age children and how they can be supported during out-of-school time. Participants will gain knowledge on child development during the school-age years, and use that knowledge in creating a plan for learning activities that will be age-appropriate and fun!
The most recent version of the Build Back Better Act, released by the House Committee on Rules on November 3, 2021, includes significant investment in many valuable programs and resources to help children and families thrive. By investing $400 billion in child care and pre-kindergarten, the bill will provide the robust investments needed to help create transformative change.
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United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY-17) today reintroduced the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, a comprehensive and bicameral bill that will ensure that every family has access to high-quality, affordable child care and early learning opportunities by establishing a network of federally-supported, locally administered child care options.
The Cliff Effect occurs when a person or family becomes ineligible for public assistance programs like housing and childcare subsidies once their income surpasses the threshold set by the Federal Poverty Guidelines, leaving them financially worse off than they were before the income bump. It causes people to turn down raises and promotions and is a major factor in perpetuating multi-generational poverty.
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Coastal Community Capital to Administer Cape Cod 5's New Loan Fund for Child Care and Early Education Providers
Attention child care and early education providers: Coastal Community Capital is now accepting applications for Cape Cod 5’s special $2 million loan fund, specifically designed to help you manage reopening costs so that you can get back to providing critical child care services for our communities.
Governor Charlie Baker recently appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care Paul Belsito, executive director of the Springfield-based Irene & George Davis Foundation, Jamella Lee, chief people officer at Jumpstart, and Mora Segal, entrepreneur-in-residence at A-Street Ventures.
From Katherine Clark, 5th District of Massachusetts.
Child care is fundamental to our families and our economy. The U.S. child care industry supports more than $99 billion in total economic activity. In addition to its valuable role to our economy, access to child care enables parents to provide for their families and women to enter and stay in the workforce. Child care is also central to the development and future success of our children. Simply put, child care is essential.
The Worcester Public Schools Nutrition Department is providing breakfast and lunch meals to our students this 2020-2021 school year. Meals are available while students are participating in remote/distance learning. We are finding that many parents are not availing themselves of this resource and want to hear from you what the obstacles may be. Please let us know how we can help remove the barriers to access this resource.
El Departamento de Educación de Worcester esta proveyendo desayuno y almuerzo para los estudiantes durante 2020-2021. Esta comida es disponible para los estudiante mientras ellos estén participando en la escuela remotamente. Hay muchos padres que no están participando en este programa y queremos saber cuales son los obstáculos para los padres.