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Little Citizens, Big Issues

by HyeSook Chung
on July 24, 2014

DC KIDS COUNT contributes data to the national KIDS COUNT Data Center, which is managed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

by Shana Bartley
on July 22, 2014

KIDS COUNT National Data Book is here!

by HyeSook Chung
on July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 || PRESS RELEASE

Media Contact: HyeSook Chung || 202-234-9404 || hchung@dckids.org

 32,000 DC Children Live in Poor Neighborhoods;

by Shana Bartley
on July 17, 2014

Selecting a child care program for young children can be a difficult process for families. The cost of child care continues to increase while subsidies to support access diminish; this creates substantial hardship for low-income families with small kids. Without access to child care, parents, especially single mothers, face additional challenges securing and maintaining employment and providing for their children.

by Shana Bartley
on July 15, 2014

A weekly blog on what’s happening and what we are following at DC Action for Children.

Quantity vs. Quality in Pre-K

Here at DC Action, we work to ensure that all children have access to safe and productive learning environments. Last week, we discussed the advancement of Pre-K.

by Shana Bartley
on July 11, 2014

DC Kids need access to healthy foods.

Access to fresh and nutritious food is vital for a child’s healthy growth and development. However, rising costs of living make it difficult for low-income families to provide their children with the nutrition they need. As a result, many children do not receive three healthy meals a day which can negatively impact their ability to learn and play.

by HyeSook Chung
on July 9, 2014

We've been spending some time reminding our readers of the DC KIDS COUNT Ward Snapshots we released in March. Here are our Top 10 facts about the well-being of children in all eight DC Wards we thought you might find interesting:

by Shana Bartley
on July 8, 2014

A weekly update on what’s happening and what we are following at the DC Action for Children office.

Look to Wards


by HyeSook Chung
on July 2, 2014

The American Dream – the idea that anyone who is determined and works hard can get ahead – has long defined the promise of living in the U.S. Yet the reality is that “economic success” for so many Americans is determined to a significant degree by the wealth of their parents. The American Dream that hard work will lead to greater opportunity and a steady climb up the economic ladder is increasingly challenging to achieve, particularly for struggling low-income families and their children.

by Shana Bartley
on July 1, 2014

A weekly update on what’s happening and what we are following......

School Boundaries Discussion