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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Helping Students in Foster Care Stay in School

Blog Post

While there has been progress on the issue of educational stability in recent years, Casey continues to be involved in efforts to support school stability. Why? Because changing school frequently has been shown to reduce achievement—and children in foster care deserve better.

February 5, 2013

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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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Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Youth

Blog Post

In order to bring the right resources to bear in a community, leaders must fully understand the prevalence of risk and protective factors among young people. The Casey Foundation has compiled a set of measures to help determine the risk and protective factors present in a community.

February 12, 2014

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