Ways to Counter the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

New study finds positive childhood experiences are crucial for adult health. by Veronika Tait, Ph.D. (Originally published October 4, 2019, by Psychology Today) Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1990s found tha ...
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How data on child neglect helped me show how Indiana is ‘punishing poverty’

Opinion by Giles Bruce (Originally published October 7, 2019, by USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism)  The initial statistics shocked me. It turns out, I hadn’t seen anything yet. I got th ...
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In area beset by violence and deportations, Chicago opens a mental health clinic for infants and toddlers

By Casey Walker Burke (Originally published September 10, 2019, by Chalkbeat Chicago)  Inside Chicago’s first stand-alone mental health center for young children, new therapy rooms come stuffed with ...
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As Colorado invests more in preschool, a gold-standard study shows benefits of full-day classes

By Ann Schimke (Originally published September 30, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  A new study shows large literacy gains and other benefits for full-day preschoolers as they enter kindergarten compare ...
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Colorado is one of 29 states to show progress in kids living in concentrated poverty

Overall poverty rate stays flat and progress on kids’ coverage stalls By Sarah Hughes (Originally published September 27, 2019, by Colorado Children's Campaign)  This week was a big one for data rele ...
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Earning and learning in early childhood education

Below is first person account of the power of apprenticeships for early childhood educators. Taryn Elliot shares her experience in the Child Care Innovations program offered through Red Rocks Community College. Early Milestones i ...
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Montrose part of statewide child support pilot program

Moving toward service By Katharhynn Heidelberg (Originally published September 22, 2019, by Montrose Press)  Montrose County Child Support Services parent coach Jon Merritt’s client didn’t have the best start ...
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How are Colorado’s kindergarteners doing? With hidden data, it’s hard to tell.

By Ann Schimke (Originally published September 10, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  In 2016, amid pervasive worries about data privacy and governmental intrusion, the State Board of Education put the brakes on a proposa ...
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Why early childhood is a women’s rights issue

By Liz Simons (Originally published August 4, 2019, by CalMatters)  In Gavin Newsom, California finally has a governor who gets the need for high quality, accessible early childhood education and care. His budget mak ...
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Colorado schools start free, full-day kindergarten

Governor Jared Polis said about 99 percent of schools are offering free, full day kindergarten starting this year. By Jennifer Meckles (Originally published August 17, 2019, by 9 News)  Students returned to school Fri ...
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