The Consequences of Poverty for Children and the Nation

Extended exposure to economic hardship can harm children’s development and have long-term negative consequences for individuals and families, but it also puts tremendous financial strain on all levels of government and weakens our nation’s competitiveness in the global economy. Providing all children with the opportunity to reach their full potential would strengthen the next generation and our country’s economic future.

March 11, 2014

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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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Early Reading Proficiency in the United States

A KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

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

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

January 10, 2014

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A Two-Generation Strategy

A major underpining of the Casey's Foundation's work is the core belief that creating a brighter future for kids depends on making sure their parents are successful today.

December 27, 2013

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The First Eight Years

Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8, 

December 2, 2013

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Early Reading Research Confirmed

A Research Update on the Importance of Third-Grade Reading

Does early reading predict academic success? This report examines third grade reading proficiency and an individual's success later in life.

November 29, 2013

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Atlanta Civic Site

Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.

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