This year to highlight issues in advocacy for early education, our Averi Pakulis and Karen Howard sat down with Helen Blank, who has been working to expand children and families’ access to high quality child care and early education for more than 30 years.

In this conversation, they reflect on how far the child care community has come in the advocacy space and what needs to happen to ensure that children, families, and caretakers get what they need to thrive.