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California to get huge boost in child care funds from federal budget

Ed Source, By Louis Freedberg Thousands of children will get access to subsidized child care as a result of a massive increase in child care funding approved by Congress last month. Congress approved — and Trump signed, albeit reluctantly — a $1.3 trillion budget that includes a nearly $2.4 billion increase in funding for the […]


8 Ways to Honor Diverse Family Structures in the ECE Classroom

Rasmussen College, By Brianna Flavin “… And the very sleepy bunny said, ‘Goodnight Mom, goodnight Dad.’” A line like this wrapping up a sweet children’s story probably doesn’t cause you any surprise. But if you are a preschooler with two moms or a toddler living with an auntie, then these familiar lines are painting pictures—and […]


Early Educators Help Children Navigate Fears of Violence, Times of Protest

Education Week, By Marva Hinton The Creative Learning Center in Miami is about 55 miles south of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 14 students and three staff members were shot to death in February. In the days after the shooting, the center, which educates children ages 2 to 6, had to […]


How to Talk to Young Children About Tragic Events

The events in Parkland are heavy on all of our hearts. We deeply care about our children and know it’s difficult to protect them from the images and news they’re exposed to. We’ve gathered some resources for how you can talk to your child and support your family through difficult times: Tips to Help Children […]


Child360 Responds to Federal Budget Deal: Increases for Child Care

On February 9, President Trump signed a two-year budget deal, along with a stopgap spending bill to end a brief government shutdown. The bipartisan budget deal increases domestic spending caps and includes critical wins for young children and their families. The deal extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for a total of ten years, […]