Category Archives: Children

Celebrating Head Start at 50: How Lessons from Head Start Can Inform an Agenda for America’s Poor Children

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/whats-next/celebrating-head-start-at-50 By Olivia Golden Signed into law by President Johnson on May 18, 1965, Head Start celebrated its 50th anniversary early this week.  When I had the chance to speak about the anniversary at April’s National Head Start … Continue reading

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Urge Our Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Strong Start for America’s Children Act

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Setting children up for success means giving them a strong start. It means ensuring that they have access to high-quality early childhood education programs so they can get set on a path to … Continue reading

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Nearly One in Four Children in the U.S. is Served by the Federal Child Support Program

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/05/20/fact-of-the-week-nearly-one-in-four-children-in-the-u-s-is-served-by-the-federal-child-support-program/#.VV37sPlViko By Deborah Weinstein May 20, 2015 In Idaho, the proportion of children relying on Child Support Services is even higher – 28 percent. Many in the state learned that the hard way this week, as Idaho’s state legislature held … Continue reading

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End Child Labor in Tobacco Fields

From the First Focus Campaign for Children (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Did you know child labor is alive and well in our country? We know it’s hard to believe, but over 500,000 children and teenagers work in agriculture, one of the most dangerous … Continue reading

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21 Million Moms Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/05/08/fact-of-the-week-21-million-moms-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VVEI1vlVikq By Lecia Imbery May 8, 2015 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day when we honor moms all around the country with cards, flowers, and small tokens of our thanks for all they do. A more … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Get More Summer Meals to Children in Need

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): More than 100 No Kid Hungry volunteers and advocates were on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on Wednesday, urging them to take steps to improve summer meals programs to reach more kids … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Stand for Children in the Federal Budget

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We need your help to create a ruckus. The Senate and House budget proposals threaten crucial lifelines for our most vulnerable children and families. Please call your members of Congress today and tell them … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Stop the Cuts that Hurt the Most Vulnerable

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We really need your help.  Deep, devastating unfair cuts to critical programs that support our most vulnerable children and families passed the Senate and House in FY2016 budget resolutions. Both budget proposals chose to … Continue reading

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2015 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry—July 20-24, Haley Farm, Tennessee

The 2015 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry registration with an early bird discount is now open at http://cdf.childrensdefense.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=101301&s_promoCode=Earlybird! You will not want to miss the 21st annual Proctor Institute, “How Long Must I Cry for Help?” Bending the Arc … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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