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Early Childhood & Child Care Research Data & Publications

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  • 03/23/09
    The New Economic Recovery Law: Resources to Help Children and the Economy
    CDF gathered useful materials from federal agencies, congressional sources, and advocacy and other organizations so you can begin familiarizing yourself with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding and program activities available in your state and community. To ensure that children and families truly benefit from these increased funds, it is important to identify funding coming into your state that can be used to invest in children, families, and communities. These links will be updated on a regular basis, so check back frequently.
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® Report
    CDF's State of America's Children Report is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and U.S. state research data on child poverty, children's health, child welfare, youth at risk, childhood and youth education, and other key child indicators.
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® Report - Early Childhood Care and Development
    CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on early childhood care and development.
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children® Report - Moments and Each Day in America for Children
    CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on what happens to children every second, minute, hour, and each day in America.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/28/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Dr. Julius Richmond—Creator of Head Start"
    "In July 2008, Dr. Julius B. Richmond passed away at age 91 at his home outside Boston. Dr. Richmond served as U.S. Surgeon General under President Jimmy Carter. He was a pediatrician, professor of medicine, a child development specialist, and a co-creator and the first director of Head Start. "
  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/14/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Is the U.S. Living Its Creed and Preparing for the Future?"
    "At this transformative moment in American life with the election of Senator Barack Obama as our first African American and 44th President of the United States of America, we citizens must now roll up our sleeves and help translate this new presidency into a transformation of America's investment priorities and values—real change...."
  • 08/22/08
    Marian Wright Edelman's La Columna Child Watch®: "Haciendo cumplir la ley de inmigración: redada contra los sueños de los niños"
    El 12 de mayo del 2008, los maestros de Postville, Iowa interrumpieron sus clases, llamaron a sus estudiantes hispanos y los dirigieron a la oficina del director de la escuela. Normalmente, tal acci??n significar??a que iban a ser castigados por violar alguna regla. Pero estos ni??os no hab??an hecho nada malo. En la oficina del director, se les inform?? que uno de sus padres, y en algunos casos ambos, no llegar??an a su hogar esa tarde porque hab??an sido detenidos por agentes de la polic??a federal.
  • 03/28/08
    Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign Discussion Guide
    Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign Discussion Guide, Case Studies from the Pipeline with discussion questions
  • 02/01/07
    A Look at the President's 2008 Budget and Children - Children and Low-Income Families Continue to Be Left Behind
    A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2008 budget as it relates to children.
  • 04/01/05
    Child Care Basics (April 2005)
    Basic issue brief on child care and early education, including basic facts, information on funding, definitions of child care settings, the affect quality child care has on children, affordability, and availability.
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