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Helen Blank
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.

Entries by Helen Blank

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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