In 2012, California is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first Paid Family Leave (PFL) law in the country. The program replaces up to 55% of a worker’s pay for up to six weeks to bond with a new child (including adopted and foster children) or to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, or […]
From MomsRising.org: “The United States is one of only 4 countries on Earth without paid maternity leave – and the only Western nation of those four.” If you believe all families deserve paid family leave, please sign the For Our Babies pledge and share this information with your friends.
Fortunately the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had something to say about the pregnancy discrimination this Milwaukee mom faced and as a result of a lawsuit, her former boss had to pay her $150,000 in punitive and compensatory damages. Women in the United States have legal protection against pregnancy discrimination but unfortunately it doesn’t mean […]
When Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) asked a panel of education experts at a recent Senate Committee hearing how they’d improve the country’s public schools, they failed to mention early learning. Instead the experts offered ideas on improved assessments, better teacher evaluations and different high school exams. I find this both surprising and perplexing. Research clearly […]
What do we do about unsafe infant/toddler child care settings? In England, about 1,000 “nurseries and childminders may put children at risk”. Read about what is happening in England and how they are dealing with unsafe child care settings. Hear what parents and experts have to say about low quality infant/toddler care.