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Strong Start for America's Children Act is a good start on a long-articulated goal

Posted on 11/14/2013 at 10:07 AM
The Child and Family Policy Center applauds the work of Sen. Tom Harkin on the Strong Start for America’s Children Act. It is an important starting point for federal action to address one of society’s greatest responsibilities: ensuring the healthy development of the next generation. This legislation is a first...

Nov. 19 Forum: Our Children, Our Future: Can We Afford Not to Invest?

Posted on 11/13/2013 at 11:38 AM
The Child and Family Policy Center is convening the first “Heartland Child Policy Forum” to highlight the current status of the Midwest’s youngest children and the need for policy makers at federal and state levels to address their needs. The forum will feature a keynote address by Michael Burke, vice...

KIDS COUNT: Critical Investments Should Target the First Eight Years of Life

Posted on 11/06/2013 at 11:44 AM
Our partners at the Annie E. Casey Foundation have a new report out that makes a compelling case for investing in the early years of a child's life. Their latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, “The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success,” documents the decades of brain...

Iowa Children Would Benefit from President's Plan to Expand Early Education With Tobacco Tax Increase, New Report Shows

Posted on 10/03/2013 at 1:35 PM
President Obama's proposal to expand early-childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes would provide 3,295 more Iowa children from low- and moderate-income families access to high-quality preschool in the first year alone and prevent 20,900 Iowa kids from becoming addicted smokers, according to a report...

ECC preps sign-on letter to Iowa's Congressional delegation supporting early-childhood investment

Posted on 08/27/2013 at 10:50 AM
Every Child Counts, CFPC's advocacy initiative, invites you to sign on to a letter to Iowa’s members of Congress and senators asking them to support new investment in young children. Pres. Obama has announced an ambitious agenda for early care and education that would greatly increase access to high-quality pre-K...
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