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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that provides education and support services to children and their families. Despite the fact that Head Start is a federally funded, national program, this report reveals that access to Head Start programs, funding per child,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State, School District
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Education Law Center
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
Lead exposure negatively affects childrens’ learning and behavior, and increases government expenditures related to education, health care, and incarceration. The report makes recommendations geared towards preventing elevated lead levels in growing children and inhibiting the development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
The first three years of life are the most sensitive for a child’s developing brain and body. Exposure to chronic stressors during these years can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional health problems in the future that can be costly for families and society to navigate. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families
Father involvement describes a supportive relationship with high-quality interactions between a father and child. This brief highlights the importance of helping fathers maintain a healthy relationship with their children by describing the links between father involvement and positive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Children & Families
A child’s first three years of life is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. All children deserve the opportunity to be born healthy and raised in nurturing, stimulating, stable, and secure care environments...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Since too few children are able to access to good preschool, the Cincinnati decided to add funding source for preschool and K-12 education. High costs of preschools make less family afford it and the school is not enough to serve all children in Ohio. By combining public and pricate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) All States
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Education
Many children of color and children from low-income families enter kindergarten without the academic skills they need to succeed; these disparities in skills early on likely contribute to later achievement gaps observed during elementary school, for children who enter kindergarten...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Arizona
Source Mayor Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Health
Dedicated to limiting students' exposure to pollutants, Phoenix City staff, school faculty, and Arizona State University researchers planted trees and shrubs with K-8 students on unused school playgrounds. This project is poised to benefit more than 121,000 children under the age...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayor Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Spaces
Recognizing the mental health and physical health of children in poverty who have been impacted by the COVID lockdowns, Scranton, PA launched an innovative outdoor exposure program that helped children engage with outdoor spaces. By introducing a City Parks Passports to children and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Throughout the nation, early childhood educators are struggling to meet ends meet. With the passing of the American Rescue Plan Act, unprecedented funding opportunities exist to meet the wage gap of underfunded and underpaid educators. This report contains policy suggestions that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Funding for early childhood education (ECE) has been short of meeting the needs of citizens well before the pandemic. The limitations imposed by COVID-19 only exacerbated the situation. This study focuses on the complexity of financial procurement of funding for operations of ECE...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) California
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Launched in 2016, the California SEIU Early Educator Apprenticeship Program was meant to help educators in underserved communities to build skills and knowledge, shrinking the educational equity gap in the process. This study focuses on the outcome of the various implementations of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
This report illustrates the state of Early Education through interviews with practitioners from 10 states. The views of key stakeholders build a qualitative narrative of the experience within the early education institution, which suggests that across the 10 states, implementation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Unlike public school teachers teaching children 5 years or older, early education teachers lack policy that requires certification at the state level that maintains consistent level of quality education in the nation. Furthermore, higher education programs that are meant to prepare...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Early childhood education across the nation varies between and within states. Level of education and qualification of staff and teachers is inconsistent within the fragmented policy landscape, resulting in inequitable levels of early childhood education. This report summarizes research...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Maryland
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Early childhood education preparation varies widely across the higher education industry. Multiple programs with differing curriculums suggest similar outcomes but produce highly variable levels of preparedness. This report focuses on the education landscape of early-childhood-education...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Structural violence reduces health outcomes through systemic stratification along race, class, and gender. People exposed to more structural violence are disproportionately likely to experience preterm birth. This report illustrates the role of structural violence in creating adverse...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Organizations conducting research on and proposing policy solutions to structural inequalities in maternal and child care often fail to integrate the perspectives of the people being studied into their work. This report explores reasons to include the perspectives of research subjects...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs provide funding for three categories of essential services--direct, enabling, and public health services--but requires funded programs to be "family-centered, community-based and culturally competent." This report examines the methodologies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Cannabis is becoming increasingly legalized in states across the nation. With legalization comes policy concerns regarding the impacts of cannabis consumption on maternal and child health (MCH). This report discusses the current policy landscape, the research conducted on cannabis...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level Other, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 allocated $1.9 trillion rescue funds to help the nation overcome the post-pandemic devastation. The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs produced this report to illustrate the ways in which they have utilized the funding provided by...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Oregon
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Following the release of the March of Dimes annual report on progress to improve the health of moms and babies, the only state to receive an "A" was Oregon. This report studies the approach taken by Oregon to address racial and systemic inequality preventing better maternal, prenatal,...

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