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The Forgotten Essential Workers: Women of Color in Child Care

By: Real Clear Policy As politicians and pundits rightfully praise essential workers during this pandemic, rarely does anyone mention another group of genuine heroes: those who care for the children of other essential workers. Could it be that because these workers are disproportionately women of color, their service is overlooked and undervalued? While women of […]

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Now Is the Time to Invest in Preschool Education. Here’s Why

By: Fortune The U.S., like most of the world, is in the throes of a pandemic that has led to collapsing stock prices, plunging retail sales, and surging unemployment. With COVID-19 threatening the lives of millions and impacting every aspect of our daily lives and the global economy, is this the time to think about […]

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Keeping Our Promise to Atlanta’s Children

By: Saporta Report When the Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive (PAACT) citywide alliance launched last year, we obviously had no idea what challenges would be in store for all of us 2020. GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Georgia originally convened a group of community leaders from the public and private sector to examine the data, develop a strategic vision, and to take actions that ensure that all […]

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Georgia May Be Reopening for business but Many Daycares Are Not

By: AJC Georgia may be reopening for business, but most preschools and daycares are closed and many will remain that way due to the challenges of operating under a pandemic. As of Friday, two-thirds of the big centers were shuttered, as were a third of the smaller mom-and-pop businesses, according to the Georgia Department of Early Care […]

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Report: Officials Need To Act To Protect Pre-K Quality

By: WABE Every year, the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University issues a report on the ‘State of Preschool.’ It examines state investments in early education programs and rates programs based on whether they’ve met certain criteria. This year, though, the report focuses on possible long-term harm to early education programs due to the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: PAACT Fund for Quality Stabilization Grant Program to Support City of Atlanta Child Care Providers

Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive (PAACT), a citywide alliance convened by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, is partnering with Quality Care for Children to support child care providers in the City of Atlanta, with priority given to eligible programs located within the Washington and Douglass APS Clusters, to help them sustain their […]

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Two Parents. Two Kids. Two Jobs. No Child Care.

By: The New York Times Things are starting to break down. I don’t just mean psyche and soul and social bonds and sense of self. I mean ordinary, overworked things around the house: the dishwasher, the garage-door opener, the fridge door, the faucet in the kids’ bathroom, the towel hanger in the kids’ bathroom, the […]

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