Present, Engaged, and Accounted For

The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades

Report

The research is clear: Missing school has significant consequences for America’s youngest learners. This report — an examination of chronic early absence in education — highlights how poor attendance cracks a child’s academic foundation. It explores causes and potential solutions for this all-too-common classroom challenge and makes a compelling case for giving this issue more attention in relevant child welfare initiatives.

September 1, 2008

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Connecting Youth Through Multiple Pathways

Presentation

This slide deck is a field scan of what selected school districts, foundations and nonprofit organizations are doing to prepare at-risk youth for further education, careers and life. 

September 8, 2009

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Creating Opportunity for Families

A Two-Generation Approach

Report

Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Family: A Two-Generation Approach describes the Foundation’s two-generation approach, which calls for connecting families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty, and recommends ways to help equip families with what they need to thrive.

November 12, 2014

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The ABC’s of Early Childhood

Trends, Information and Evidence for Use in Developing an Early Childhood System of Care and Education

Report

This report provides evidence to support greater investment in a comprehensive system of early childhood care and education.

November 19, 1999

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Supporting Early Childhood Success

Action Kit for Municipal Leaders, Issue #6

Report

A child’s ability to learn, grow and succeed in school requires access to high-quality care and education. This Action Kit describes how municipal leaders can support parents and promote early childhood success.

December 4, 2008

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