Many Things We Need Can Wait: The Child Cannot

Baltimore's Five-Year Action Plan for Achieving School Readiness


This report outlines the Baltimore, Maryland, Leadership in Action Program’s recommended strategies for helping to improve school readiness for the children of Baltimore.

March 1, 2005

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Feeding Our Future

Growing Up Healthy with WIC


This brief highlights the impact of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) on very young children.

March 15, 2009

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Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed


This KIDS COUNT Data Book essay explores a common type of child care known as family, friend, and neighbor care. It shares real-world initiatives and expert advice aimed at strengthening this child care option.

February 14, 2006

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Women’s Self-Employment Project


This two-page report introduces a program designed to help women open their own residential child care businesses. Called CARE, the initiative delivers a rare win-win: employment and empowerment for at-risk women and a new economic anchor for financially-fragile communities. 

March 14, 2004

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Casey Connects: Summer 2006

KIDS COUNT Data Book Urges Support for Family-Based Child Care


This issue of Casey Connects summarizes findings from the 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book and essay. More specifically: It tells what we should do — and what select programs are already doing — to help improve the quality of family, friend and neighbor care across America.  

June 21, 2006

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