In DC, there are many services available to young children from low-income families. These services come from government programs, early care and education providers, community-based organizations, and medical providers. But, often families don’t know where to turn when they need help, and different groups serving children operate in silos, missing opportunities to collaborate. Imagine a DC where families go to one place for referrals to the right service providers, and where these providers share data and collaborate to streamline services for families.
Here’s what we’re reading this week about children in DC and across the country.
A new KIDS COUNT report on early reading proficiency by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that while fourth grade reading scores in DC are improving, the achievement gap for low-income children is widening. DC Action Executive Director HyeSook Chung is quoted in this story. (WAMU)