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Dr. Joan Lombardi is an internationally recognized expert on early childhood and is the author of Time to Care: Redesigning Child Care to Promote Education, Support Families and Build Communities.

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Let's Raise Our Grand Voices in Support of Children and Families

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 4:32 PM

Nelson Mandela left his mark on his country and the world, dedicating his life to justice and equality.

We want to talk about a cause that Mandela championed: The Elders, an independent group of global leaders, chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and whose members include,...

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Making Children a Priority on Grandparents Day and Every Day

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 2:19 PM

What do former president George W. Bush, Prince Charles and country singer Garth Brooks have in common?

All have become first-time grandparents since we celebrated Grandparents Day last September.

They have joined a club -- a grandparents club -- that is already an estimated 65 million strong and growing....

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Rally4Babies? If We Don't, Who Will?

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Want to do something really important, that will have a real impact, and cost you nothing except lending your voice? Then join Soledad O'Brien, Kathleen Sebelius, Arne Duncan, Jennifer Garner and Alma Powell this afternoon for the Rally4Babies: Learning Happens Right from the Start. You don't even need...

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Uniting Across the Generations to Assure a Strong Start for Children

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 12:00 PM

In his fiscal year 2014 budget request, President Obama included proposals for funding a number of grant programs supporting high-quality early learning. We need older Americans to voice their support for these important requests. Here's why.

Despite the growing accumulation of research showing that high-quality early education and care is...

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State of the Union Unites Generations

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 3:03 PM

President Obama's State of the Union address marked an important moment for America's families. Much of what he proposed -- from investing in early education to raising the minimum wage to enacting immigration reform to protecting our environment -- aims to strengthen families and our communities. The president is advocating...

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Grand Action, Not Just Chatter

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 6:40 PM

America is a land of ingenuity, creativity and hope. It is also a country distinguished by the amount of gun violence we endure year in and year out. It's time we call on our strengths, as a nation, to weed out the root causes of that violence and find lasting...

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It's Time for a Grand New Day

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 5:59 PM

With election season behind us and tough long-term fiscal choices ahead, now is the time for Americans of all ages to reflect on the nation's collective future. Rather than focus on what divides us, we can chart a grand new day for our country by focusing on what unites us....

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