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US Investment in Toddler Care Far Behind Other Countries
October 19, 2021
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
-D. H. Lawrence
“In the developed world, the United States is an outlier in its low levels of financial support for young children,” according to an article in The New York Times.

This chart tells the story of just how low:
In his popular new book, A Can of Worms: Fearless Conversations with Toddlers, Nick Terrones writes of his commitment to advocating for the best possible programs for our youngest children, acknowledging the profound responsibility toddler teachers have agreed to take on:

“Toddlers have a unique and profound way of seeing and being in the world…Their curiosity, paired with their keen observation skills, is a natural strength, helping them move toward a clearer understanding of the world around them. My job is to honor this capacity, preserve it and strengthen it.”

Exchange Press’s free three-part video series, produced by Roger Neugebauer and Dan Huber, who develop much of the Ed.Flicks content, features U.S. child care directors, advocates from NAEYC, Child Care Aware, Early Childhood Consortium, NIEER, TEACH and First Children’s Finance who discuss the impact of upcoming federal legislation and what the impact could be for early care and education. Access “Federal Funding and the Rebuilding of American Child Care” here.

A Can of Worms:
Fearless Conversations with Toddlers

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Toddlers ask big, bold questions every day. Teachers and caregivers give shape to the world as they respond to those questions. The conversation unfolds in an electric moment—an awkward, exciting, bewildering moment. A Can of Worms is a guide and support for celebrating these most important conversations. Have no fear! Take a deep breath, and respond.

Use coupon code WORMS
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Offer expires October 20, 2021, at 11:59 pm PST.


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