Honoring Our Nation’s Mothers and Children through Investments in Early Childhood Education

Childcare can be more expensive than college. And with the majority of working moms earning less than $30,000 a year, too many low and middle-income families struggle to afford this basic work expense or to find quality early learning environments to help their children thrive. This shortage of affordable, high-quality pre-K and childcare slots carries consequences for women and families’ economic security today and children’s economic opportunity tomorrow.

As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, join the Center for American Progress for a lively discussion on the importance of investing in pre-K and early learning, and how a national plan to expand early education would benefit moms, kids, and businesses.

Welcoming remarks:

Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Susan Armstead, Mother of Three, Roane County, West Virginia

Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor, The New Republic
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, Moms Rising
Miriam Calderon, Former Senior Policy Advisor for Early Learning, White House Domestic Policy Council and US Dept of Health and Human Services
Leslie Barron, Program Manager for Federal Consulting Inclusion, Deloitte Consulting LLC


Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light breakfast will be served at 8:30AM