I recently ran into a neighbor, a mother of two boys under two, racing home from her job at Citigroup to take her infant for his regular appointment with the pediatrician. Just back at work after maternity leave, she had that frazzled look of the work-family juggler.
In the ECE policy arena, the “care” part of early care and education—specifically the demanding, intensive care required by infants—has long gotten short shrift. The reasons for neglect are many, and complex. Historically, the U.S. has considered child rearing a private matter, with public policies reflecting citizens’ . . . Read full article →