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It’s that time again: budget development season is here and funding is on everyone’s mind. Advocates are scrambling to finalize Fiscal Year 2019 budget asks, while DC agencies have put their pencils down on their own budget requests. In the backdrop of this shuffle, funding is at risk for important federal programs supporting young children and their families. One such funding stream is the… Read more
Exposure to lead can be life-threatening for young children. Because their lungs, immune and nervous systems are not fully developed, children under 5 are more sensitive to chemicals and are unable to combat any extensive exposure to these toxins. [1] Contact with unsafe chemicals also dramatically increases a child’s risk of pneumonia, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases.[2]   Last… Read more
​   Amid Mounting National Tensions, D.C. Children in Immigrant Families Fare Better Than Their Peers in Other States 2017 Race for Results report highlights the importance of policies that level the playing field for all children   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia’s vitality and prosperity depend on the success of all children. In a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the… Read more
A note from acting executive director Shana Bartley:   I am excited to share Piecing Together: Completing the Early Childhood System Puzzle in the District with you. Building on conversations from across the early childhood landscape, this new white paper highlights key infrastructure pieces needed to build, sustain, and strengthen a strong early childhood system that supports families with young… Read more

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