Myra Alves Garcia Sawyers and Kimberly Womack Hulcher Column: Stabilizing Child Care in Virginia

Without stable, accessible and safe child care, Virginia will not be able to recover from the brutal economic outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic.  That statement is stark but true. In…
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Together, we are Elevating Early Education

E3: Elevate Early Education launched the Early Learning Now campaign to fight for equitable access to high quality programs for all children and families.  Our early educators and early learning…
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Quality MATTERS!

Access Matters. Teachers Matter. QUALITY Matters.   Access alone is not enough. Research tells us that children need and deserve access to high quality early learning programs. Higher quality programs…
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Bipartisan National Poll on Child Care

A 2019 national poll released by the Bipartisan Policy Center tells us: Affordable & reliable child care is a “must have” for working families. Low-income parents struggle to find affordable…
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Teacher Shares the Challenges of COVID

One of our teachers @ The New E3 School shares the challenges of COVID in the early learning classroom.

New E3 School Parent – Anita

Listen to a parent talk about how the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) is a tool for her at home in helping her child be ready for K!

Innovation in Early Education

Almost six years ago, we opened the doors of The New E3 School, a state-of-the-art mixed-income model for children ages one to five in the neighborhood of Park Place in…
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Is Early Education a Priority?

Dear Advocates: The House & Senate have passed their budgets. Here is the breakdown: House $60m in federal COVID relief funds allocated to increase access and help child care programs…
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Special Session Underway

Dear Early Education Advocates: The Special Session to address the budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 health crisis is underway.  Unfortunately, only $3.7m in new funding is for early educators….
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Juneteenth 2020

We commemorate this day in OUR shared history that ended slavery. We wanted to share a few children’s books that you can read aloud with your children to help them understand…
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Invest in our Children!