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sure every child in America has what they need to thrive.

Child Tax Credit Resources

Child Tax Credit Resources

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the Child Tax Credit expansion and what it means for your family.

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Children Ages 5-11: It’s Your Turn to Get Vaccinated!

In light of CDC approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, CDF encourages children and families to get vaccinated.

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Children Ages 5-11 It’s Your Turn to Get Vaccinated!

Tell Senate: Pass the Build Back Better Act today!

The Senate is poised to vote on a historic, essential, and long-overdue investment in our country’s children and families.

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Tell Congress -Pass the Build Back Better Act today!
The State of America’s Children 2021

Report: The State of America’s Children® 2021

Our recent report and factsheets provide an overview of how children are faring to improve policies to ensure no child is left behind.

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“One ultimate goal [of CDF Freedom Schools] is for kids to actually be excited about learning and see themselves in what they learn and see the power and potential that reading has in their lives.”

—Dr. Lakia M. Scott, Executive Director, Indian Spring Middle School, CDF Freedom Schools site, Waco, TX

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