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Helen Blank
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Helen Blank, Director of Child Care and Early Learning at the National Women’s Law Center, works to expand support for positive early care and educational experiences that enable low-income women to work and children to get a strong start in life. Ms. Blank led a large-scale, successful effort to pass the first comprehensive federal child care legislation, the Child Care and Development Block Grant. She currently leads the federal Child Care/Early Learning Coalition.

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Buzzword: Pre-K

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Every Fall, we count on two things: it's back-to-school and election time. As students settle back into their routines, voters across the country prepare to head to the polls. Although people in certain states (hint: Virginia) are exhausted by the barrage of campaign ads that interrupt "Modern Family," elections are...

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Early Education: Playing to Win

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 1:08 PM

Several U.S. Senators and Representatives joined a group of children and their parents on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol today to participate in an eye-catching event: playing a spirited game of Chutes and Ladders on a jumbo-sized game board stretched out on the grass. How often do you see...

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