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To Make America Richer, Help Poor Children

By: New York Times Recent Republican attempts to weaken the social safety net have one big thing in common: The pain they would inflict on poor children could last a lifetime. This is not only miserly but also shortsighted. Research shows that safety net programs keep children in school and out of trouble, and increase […]

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How Parents Can Connect with Each Other, Learn About Child Development

By: Gainesville Times Families with infants and toddlers can connect with each other and learn about early childhood development at an event in Gainesville on Sept. 10. The family listening session, hosted by the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, will feature an open discussion between parents about the challenges of raising toddlers, followed […]

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Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don’t Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise

By: NPR  After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday. While not a big jump statistically — the share of uninsured kids rose to 5 percent in 2017 from 4.7 percent a year earlier — it is still striking. […]

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Youngest Children In A Class Are Most Likely To Get ADHD Diagnosis

By: NPR The youngest children in a school class are most likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, when in fact their comparatively fidgety behavior may be due to their relative immaturity, according to a study published online Wednesday. Scientists from Harvard University probed the way ADHD is assessed by taking advantage of a quirk found in […]

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Opportunities Lost Report Outlines Significant Economic Loss Linked To Child Care Challenges In Georgia

By: SaportaReport Metro Atlanta is home to a talented workforce fueling innovations across industries, and quality child care is a necessary component to maintaining high performance. A new report has revealed the child care challenges experienced by parents in the region and leading to an annual $1.75 billion loss economic activity for Georgia. The report […]

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Finding Solutions for Brunswick’s Day Care Shortage

By: The Brunswick News In the first lecture of every Principles of Microeconomics course, we discuss the difference between a positive statement and a normative statement. The former is a statement of what is or is not, and the latter is a statement of what should be or should not be. A positive statement can […]

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DECAL Representatives Explain Changes to Child Care Subsidy

By: The Brunswick News A day care subsidy program offered by the state has undergone significant changes recently. Family Connection Glynn County sponsored an event Tuesday to provide the community with information about the new rate structure and policies for the Childcare and Parent Services, or CAPS, subsidy that is offered by the state through […]

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Home Visiting Helps Children and Parents — More Families Could Use It

By: The Hill When Army Spc. Jamal Getter was deployed to Bahrain in 2014, he felt secure knowing there was someone back home helping his wife, Pauletta, and newborn daughter, the couple’s first child. That other person “on duty” was a trained nurse who regularly visited Pauletta free-of-charge as part of a voluntary home visiting […]

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Newly Elected Governors Support Expanding Early Childhood Programs

By: Center for American Progress While many states are still finalizing the vote counts, it is clear that Americans elected 20 new governors and re-elected 16 incumbent governors last night. Many of these elected leaders ran on a platform of expanding child care and early education programs. This should not come as a surprise: A […]

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American Indians And Alaska Natives Must Be Included In Research On Adverse Childhood Experiences

By: Child Trends Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are an increasing area of interest among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. As this field of study grows, an equity lens can facilitate a greater understanding of the structural, historic, and systemic contexts that relate to limited ACEs data for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), as well as disparate exposures to […]

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