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In the search for child care, many mothers end up making disappointing tradeoffs. To better understand what parents face, the Federal Reserve Bank took a closer look at the challenges and released the findings in a new issue brief, “Child care tradeoffs among Massachusetts mothers.” “Between October 2019 and January 2020, we interviewed 67 mothers […]

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What happens when an early educator and a community leader team up with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston? Everybody wins. That’s what occurred when two members of the Boston Fed’s Leaders for Equitable Local Economies (LELE) program saw the damage caused by the pandemic. “After COVID-19 hit, Marites MacLean and Beth Robbins noticed a […]

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The title of new article posted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston makes an optimistic point: “The solution is no secret, we can fix child care.” Child care is broken, the article’s authors Sarah Ann Savage and her colleagues concede, but “child care providers, program directors, and other field experts know how to make […]

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  “There’s nothing like a national crisis to get the country thinking about child care. An obvious and recent example is the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” That’s the opening of Season 2, Episode 1 of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s “600 Atlantic” podcast (named after the bank’s address). The first season covered the […]

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  The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has just published an important article about COVID-19’s impact on child care. “When the crisis started, some experts hoped it was a wake-up call for policymakers about the importance of accessible and affordable child care to a fully functioning economy,” the article, written by Jay Lindsay, says. But […]

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“When people ask me why it’s difficult to find high-quality early child care, one of the first things I bring up is how quality is too expensive for most parents. As a result, providers often don’t charge enough and parents don’t pay enough to cover the true cost of quality care. “If they did, early […]

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  The working world has a big hole. It’s an empty space where child care should be. That’s the core message of a new report — “High-Quality Early Child Care: A Critical Piece of the Workforce Infrastructure” — from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. “For the most part, contemporary policies and the modern economy necessitate […]

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Using the Read! campaign in Springfield, MA,  as the springboard, Communities & Banking, the quarterly journal of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, examines the critical third grade reading benchmark in the cover story of its winter 2012 edition. We at Strategies for Children were pleased to be invited to submit the article — “Early […]

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A recent article in the Washington Post calls for strengthening the economy by investing in workforce development — starting with high-quality early childhood education programs. Written by Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the piece builds on the Fed’s history of support for early childhood programs. In the article — “Investing in […]

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Economist Arthur Rolnick — who estimated a 16% return on investment for high-quality early education for children from low-income families – was in town recently as the guest of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children. BTWIC has convened a working group of early education providers, academics and businesspeople to explore the possibility of establishing […]

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