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High Cost of Child Care Compounds New York City’s Affordability Crisis
For New York City parents of infants and toddlers, the annual cost of center-based child care is nearly one-third of the median household income — more than four times the level considered “affordable” by the U.S.
Children’s Movement Pushes Newsom on Children’s Health
The Medi-Cal program is failing children, and the state must urgently make managed health care plans accountable, a large coalition of youth advocacy groups said Tuesday in a letter to the Administration of California Gov.
First 5 LA Issues Progress Report on Early Childhood in Los Angeles
Groups interested in understanding the current state of early childhood in Los Angeles County now have access to a new and vast amount of data they can mine to make informed decisions about how best to design and deliver social programs.
Where Have All the Children Gone? COVID-era Kindergarten Enrollment Drop Raises Deep Concerns
Newly released figures from the Los Angeles Unified School District – one of the nation’s largest – show that roughly 6,000 fewer students registered for kindergarten this school year than in the previous year – a roughly 14% decrease from last year’s number of 42,912 children.
As Buffalo Home Visitors Face Layoffs, Early Childhood Advocates Urge Statewide Investment
New Rule Puts Some Head Start Agencies Under Pressure to Improve
The federal government is hoping to improve the quality of local Head Start agencies’ programs by refining how it determines when grantees are falling short and must be thrown into competition for ongoing funding.
New York Averts COVID-related Lapse in Early Intervention Therapy for Toddlers with Developmental Delays
Hundreds of New York state toddlers whose early intervention services were threatened by the possibility of missing a June 30 deadline because of COVID-19 precautions got a reprieve on Monday when the state moved the deadline back.
In New York, Hundreds of 3-Year-Olds With Disabilities Are on the Brink of Losing Services
Hundreds of New York toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities may lose access to in-home speech, behavioral, occupational and other therapies next week – because the coronavirus pandemic has prevented them from getting the services approved by their local school district.
Risks to Child Well-Being Persist in New York City, With State Budget Cuts Looming
Forty-two out of 59 New York neighborhoods have seen risks to children’s well-being increase overall since the previous year, according to a new report released by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy group.
Self-Taught Techie Designs App to Get At-Risk Kids into Preschool
Steve Sturm believes every child should have the same opportunities that his 3-year-old daughter Reagan enjoys. Things like new boots, trips to the trampoline park — and preschool.
But for children known to the foster care system, too many miss out on the earliest years of their education.