This paper, authored by the CAPD and On Point Consulting, examines the experiences of communities in the Discovery Initiative in changing practices with respect to the transition for children into the formal school system.
Kristie Kauerz is program director for PreK-3rd Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She specializes in early care and education, and elementary school reform, with particular interest in state-level policy. She presented a Powerpoint presentation at a Three to Grade 3 Conference entitled, PreK-3rd: Doing the Right Things (and Doing Things Right). The presentation included a discussion on what we currently know about prek-3, prek-3 as a system reform, what prek-3 is NOT, how we know it works, and implementing and doing the right things.
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2011 Update presents 2010 data about what parents pay for full-time child care in America.
The 2011 KidsCount Databook places Connecticut sixth in the nation in terms of child health and well-being, but there is no doubt the recession is hitting state families hard. Below you will find how Connecticut fared on the major indicators used to determine state standings. The link to the report itself is attached as a link.
The Framework emphasizes the critical importance of linkages across the sectors and identifies care coordination, both within the child health services ector and across sectors, as the integrative component to a successful system.
Parents who have young children under the age of one are finding the children, once they reach their first birthday, are being denied coverage through HUSKY A (Medicaid). A report by CT Voices for Children offers recommendations to the Department of Social Services to address the problem -- more than 40% were not enrolled in the program in the month following their first birthday.
Every child deserves to grow up in a family. But for some children who are removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse, there aren't enough foster homes to go around. CT Voices for Children explores the recent drop in foster home care over the past few years.
CT Voices for Children produced this analysis on the Appropriations budget.
This Department of Social Services report looks at child care utilization in Connecticut, expenditures, supply/demand, collaborative initiatives, quality initiatives and ARRA funding, for fiscal years 2009-2010.
This guide, a project of the Pew Center on the Arts, helps advocates better understand the business community and its role in public policy; the economic importance of investments in young children; and outline specific strategies for engaging corporate leaders in advancing evidence-based policies.