Category Archives: Children

New Issue Brief and Graphic on Pre-K in PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Stacy, a Pre-K for PA supporter from Havertown, attributes her daughter’s sense of confidence in elementary school to her pre-k experience. But Stacy’s own confidence in pre-k came only after switching her child to a … Continue reading

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New Report Finds Mixed News for Pennsylvania’s Children

One in five children in Pennsylvania lives in poverty, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book also found troubling data on the conditions children face on a daily basis.  The … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Emergency Funding for Humanitarian Crisis of Children at Our Borders

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): In what has become a true humanitarian crisis, nearly 60,000 refugees, mostly unaccompanied children, have come to the U.S. this year alone. This Wednesday, July 30, the Senate is expected to vote on … Continue reading

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Contact Congress to Support Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (http://www.elca.org): I John 3:18: “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” Contact your members of Congress at http://capwiz.com/elca/issues/alert/?alertid=63286196 to support unaccompanied minors at the border! On July … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor Needed to Protect Children Fleeing Violence in Central America

We are at a critical time as we work to protect the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing escalating violence and exploitation in Central America. We need your voice to be heard in the halls of Congress AND in … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Fleeing Central America Seek Safety in U.S.

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): July 22, 2014 Children, some as young as five years old, have been making the dangerous trip from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador by themselves or with the help of paid smugglers. They … Continue reading

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Congress Looks to Cut Cost of Child Care

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-23/childrens-issues/congress-looks-to-cut-cost-of-child-care/a40703-1 (07/23/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the cost of child care in this country continues to grow, so does the chorus of voices calling on Congress to take action. For many working families, … Continue reading

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Take the Pledge to Protect Children, Not Guns

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Today, every 30 minutes a child or teen will be killed or injured by gun violence.  Every 30 minutes.  Tomorrow the relentless toll of gun violence on our children will continue unless we stand … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/child-migrants-have-been-coming-america-alone-ellis-island-1405868475 Tasneem Raja, Moyers & Company / Op-Ed An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, … Continue reading

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State Releases New Child Care Learning Standards

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning has posted the 2014 Infant, Toddler, and Pre-Kindergarten Learning Standards for Early Childhood. Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood are research-based according to … Continue reading

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