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Do you have only children not yet in kindergarten?
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Our mental health expert Jessica Dym Bartlett discusses 10 ways for parents and caregivers to support children’s emotional well-being during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This video is based on our resource released this past spring.
For those of you who were not able to join the Boston Children’s Hospital virtual panel on supporting early childhood mental health, you can still watch the recording. Please click below
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Current and up-to-date Early Childhood news items will be posted below. Please check back frequently as news items will change on a weekly if not daily basis!
Universal child care just got a boost in Massachusetts where a new bill – nicknamed “The Common Start Legislation” – was filed yesterday at the State House.
A COALITION OF early education advocates will introduce an ambitious proposal Tuesday to completely overhaul the state’s early education system. The legislation would provide universal, affordable early education in Massachusetts, turning childcare from a system that is now largely private pay to one that is primarily publicly funded.
State lawmakers plan to file first-of-its-kind legislation on Tuesday that would create what advocates call a universal system of early education and child care in Massachusetts, including a hard cap on what all families pay for the services. The first-of-its-kind legislation proposes major changes to the state's early childhood education system.
Massachusetts establecería gradualmente un sistema universal de educación temprana y cuidado infantil desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años, bajo un proyecto de ley nuevo respaldado por una coalición estatal de más de 120 grupos.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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.