Opinion: The myth of the two-parent home

New research indicates that access to resources, more than family structure, matters for black kids’ success. by Christina Cross (Originally published December 9, 2019, by The New York Times) ...
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Why child care is so ridiculously expensive

Three broad reasons obtaining care for kids now costs as much as buying a brand new Hyundai Elantra each year by Derek Thompson (Originally published November 26, 2019, by The Atlantic) One side ...
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Wealthy cities can afford to expand pre-K: What about everyone else?

In struggling Rust Belt cities, child care deserts threaten educational progress by Megan Conn (Originally published November 16, 2019, by The Hechinger Report) EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Gloria ...
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Toxic Stress from Early Childhood Adversity

(Originally published November 2019 by Child Trends) Prolonged stress early in childhood has an impact on a child’s behavior and ability to learn, but scientists with the Center on the Developing Chil ...
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We won’t improve maltreatment prevention without better data sharing

by Theresa Covington (Originally published November 22, 2019, by The Chronicle of Social Change) There has been an important shift in the conversation around child abuse and neglect fatalities i ...
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Colorado to spend up to $5.2 million to evaluate READ Act results

Colorado has spent hundreds of millions to help kids read. Now, it will spend up to $5.2 million to find out why it’s not working. by Ann Schimke (Originally published November 20, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado) ...
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Durango High School students receive experience in child care

Program offers training while providing child care for 9-R staff by Mary Shinn (Originally published November 15, 2019, by The Durango Herald) Durango High School senior Kiley Ryan soothed a f ...
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Opinion: Early childhood support is vital for Colorado families

by Edward D. Breslin & Tiffany Perrin (Originally published November 10, 2019, by The Colorado Sun) Measuring a child’s well-being can be difficult, but often you “know it when you see it.” ...
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Can early childhood education programs deliver if lead teachers are paid less than dog walkers?

by Van Schoales (Originally published November 6, 2019, by EdWeek) Early-childhood education (ECE) is on fire in my home state, Colorado, and is a hot topic around the country. Colorado passed a la ...
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Screen use tied to children’s brain development

In a study, preschoolers who used screens less had better language skills. by Perri Klass, M.D. (Originally published October 30, 2019, by The New York Times) A new study using sophisticated brain s ...
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