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Updates and Announcements


May 22 Cities and towns provide kindergarten. They soon might fund child-care services for toddlers and infants, too – MarketWatch

April 8 Early-childhood teachers protest possible salary cuts in D.C. Budget – The Washington Post article featuring Educare DC Lead Teacher, Jacqueline Strickland

April 8 Early childhood education advocates rally against DC mayor’s budget cuts – DC News Now video featuring Educare DC President & CEO, Jamal Berry

April 4 Bowser’s 2025 Budget Wipes Out Pay Raises for Child Care Workers. She Blames the CFO – Washington City Paper article featuring Educare DC Advocacy Manager, Adam Barragan-Smith

March 28 Advocates Worry D.C. Early – Childhood Pay Equity Fund Could Face Budget Cuts – The Washington Post article featuring Educare DC Lead Teacher, Jacqueline Strickland

March 11 – Female Logger. Male Dental Hygienist. Meet the Labor Force’s UnicornsThe Wall Street Journal article featuring Educare DC Assistant Teacher, Casi York

February 7 We Americans Neglect Our Children – The New York Times Nicholas Kristof opinion column which mentions Educare 

February – Our Health Matters February 2024 Mentor Me – February 2024 edition of Our Health Matters digital magazine

January 10 Food Assistance for Mothers and Children Faces Funding Shortfall – The New York Times article featuring Educare DC Parent Ambassador, Ebony Jeje


June 30 – Educare DC Announces Five-Year Federal Grant Award From Head Start
June 4 – Educare DC’s statement in the wake of the murder of George Floyd


June 12 – CCDBG Is Creating New Opportunities for Working Families – First Five Years Fund
May 7 – Why is Childcare so Expensive? – WAMU’s What’s with Washington podcast featuring Educare DC parents
April 12 – Educare DC Awarded Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership grant


November 19 – WHUT Congratulates Mr Jamal Berry of EDUCARE! – WHUT
September 12 – Thrive By Five: The Importance of Social, Emotional Growth for Babies – Mayor Muriel Bowser Facebook Live
March 13 – Jennifer Garner visits a D.C. school, speaks with Senate panel – The Washington Post


May 4 – Strolling Thunder: Rally for babies in Washington, DC– PBS To The Contrary


November 17  – Treasury announces $7 billion for program that supports low-income areas – Washington Post
October 20 – Together we thrive: A better future for all women and girls – Huffington Post
August 31 – Educare DC Announces Education Savings Account Program
July 6 – Educare DC earns national NAEYC accreditation
May 25 – NAEYC announces a new national collaboration to set professional guidelines for all early childhood educators – NAEYC
February 26 – Igniting the spark: The love of learning – Homeroom
February 4 – Mayor Bowser kicks off ‘Books from Birth’ program to improve educational outcomes for children – Office of the Mayor


October 29 – Letter: The next mayor should invest in early childhood education – Washington Post
June 4 – Kenilworth-Parkside Residents See Brighter Future – Washington Informer


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