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Do We Value Pets More than Educating Young Children?

The high cost of child care is a major stumbling block for parents of young children. In the greater Seattle area, it costs $17,472 annually for infant care and $15,288 for toddlers, which is more that undergraduate in-state tuition at

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Want quality early learning? Pay teachers

You may remember the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson hit from the mid-70’s that started, “Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” There’s probably less chance to become a cowboy these days — but if you change the line

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Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

March 1, 2002

Quality early learning and care programs are dependent on the consistency and educational achievement of child care staff. High staff turnover resulting from low wages and few benefits negatively impacts the quality of early childhood learning and care. Making affordable

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Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

March 1, 2002

Key Findings Quality early learning and care programs are dependent on the consistency and educational achievement of child care staff. High staff turnover resulting from low wages and few benefits negatively impacts the quality of early childhood learning and care. Making affordable health

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