Racial Gaps in Early Childhood

Socio-emotional Health, Developmental, and Educational Outcomes Among African-American Boys

Report

This report looks at black and white boys and how racial disparities emerge in early childhood, especially for kids in poverty.

April 1, 2011

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The Connection Strategy

Preparing Young People to Succeed in College and Beyond

Report

This publication chronicles the stories and some of the results achieved by the preschool through college education connection effort in Atlanta, Georgia.

January 1, 2007

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2006 KIDS COUNT Essay

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care: Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed

Report

This essay, taken from the 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book, examines how "family, friend and neighbor care", a type of child care used by millions of families, nurtures young children and how parents and providers can connect to resources to increase the quality of this care.

January 1, 2006

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Early Reading Proficiency in the United States

A KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

Brief

Although reading proficiency rates have improved for most demographic groups over the past decade, large disparities still exist. This KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot provides an update on how fourth graders are faring in reading. 

January 29, 2014

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The 30 Million Word Gap

The Role of Parent-Child Verbal Interaction in Language and Literacy Development

Brief

This brief presents data showing that parents can help their child’s vocabulary development and critical thinking skills by engaging in frequent conversations. 

January 10, 2014

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Overstressed Kids

Examining the Impact of Economic Insecurity on Children and Families

Report

This report takes all the factors associated with family economic stress and explain how they could affect the growth and development of children. 

October 18, 2011

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Blog Post

Resources for Investing in a Strong Start for Children

The lack of strong support in early childhood means that millions of children in the U.S. face lives of lost potential. But it doesn't have to be that way. Donors can help all children get an equal chance at a strong start, according to the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

February 27, 2014

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