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VIDEO: In These Laundromats, Adults do the Wash, and Children Read

By: Education Week Adults are sorting, washing, and drying clothes. And the kids—well, normally they might be glued to an electronic device, or running around. But this Sunday afternoon they’re sitting on a colorful rug listening to a story. It’s all part of an effort to improve early-childhood literacy by bringing books and story time into […]

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It Will Take More Than a $34,000 Drug to Stop Postpartum Depression

By: The New York Times  The Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first-ever drug specifically for postpartum depression. The drug, Zulresso, a synthetic form of a hormone produced in the brain, acts quickly, and its effects can last for a month, but there’s a catch. Until a pill version is approved, the patient has to be […]

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Opinion: Child Care Block Grant Remains Vital in Ga., U.S.

By: AJC Having spent more than five decades as a full-time member of the business community, I am extremely grateful for the success I have had — and for the opportunities for public service and engagement that my career helped create. There’s a common thread that ran through both my volunteer work and my experience […]

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Strengthening Our Understanding of Early Childhood Education Through Training

By: SaportaReport The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) is committed to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of our trained volunteers. With that part of our mission in mind, we offer learning opportunities to educate and empower our members about the JLA’s community impact areas – Generational Poverty, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Human […]

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Day Care is One of the Most Important Economic Issues of Our Time

By: The Washington Post At this point, it seems pretty clear that our 20th-century institutions are failing our 21st-century families. Maybe the best way to tell is this: In 1990, 74 percent of American women between the ages of 25 and 54 either had a job or were looking for one, the sixth-highest rate among […]

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Morehouse Professor Hailed for Babysitting Student’s Child in Class

By: AJC Morehouse College visiting professor Nathan Alexander said he was just trying to help when he not only allowed a student to bring his infant daughter to his class on Friday, but volunteered to hold the child as he taught. Pictures of the unconventional situation have garnered much attention on social media, with many […]

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Advocates: Valentine’s week perfect time for inclusive early learning

By: AJC Years ago when children were diagnosed as infants or toddlers with special needs, whether those were physical, emotional or developmental, they were often separated from “normal” kids. That’s changed over the years, and Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning(DECAL) devotes a week each February to reinforcing the message that special-needs pre-schoolers are just […]

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