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Brief

Youth Thrive 4 Youth: FAQs

February 2020

This document answers frequently asked questions about the Youth Thrive 4 Youth (YT4Y) curriculum.

(4pp)

Policy Paper

Paid Leave for All

April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is throwing into sharp relief the need for paid sick days and paid leave, so that everyone can take time to care for themselves or loved ones who are sick, quarantined, and out of school as the nation confronts an unprecedented public health and economic crisis.

(6pp)

Tag: COVID-19
Brief

Community Solutions to Supporting the Well-Being of Expectant Parents, Babies, and Toddlers: Reversing the Loss of Infant and Toddler Child Care Slots in Denver

March 2020

This brief explores a multi-strategy approach which Denver’s Early Childhood Council and its partners at the City of Denver took to address the significant and continuous loss of child care slots in their community. Strategies included piloting a contracted slot pilot, advocating for revised building codes to protect in-home child care providers, and creating navigation supports for those interested in becoming child care providers.

(11pp)

Brief

Community Solutions to Supporting the Well-Being of Expectant Parents, Babies, and Toddlers: Creating a New Source of Dedicated Early Childhood Funding: Onondaga County, NY

March 2020

This brief details the $1.5 million investment which the Onondaga County Legislature made in early childhood initiatives as part of its 2020 budget. It explores what it took to build the right coalition and gather the evidence to convince local stakeholders to invest in the county’s youngest children. The $1.5 million investment combined with private and philanthropic funds will increase investments in early childhood by $2.3 million.

(10pp)

Report

Financing Prenatal-to-Three Services: Local Approaches

March 2020

Even with strapped budgets, communities are finding ways to provide new capital for initiatives that promote healthy environments in which children can live, learn, and play. This report profiles a group of communities across the country that have made tangible progress in creating new local prenatal-to-three (PN-3) financing solutions. 

(38 pp)

Policy Paper

Economic Security in Good Times and Bad: COVID-19 Demonstrates Why We Need a Child Allowance

March 2020

The United States needs a child allowance—now and always. The public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus outbreak demonstrates why we need a child allowance now more than ever.

(4pp)

Webinar

Strengthening Families Webinar: Legal Partnering for Child and Family Health

March 2020

This webinar highlighted how new kinds of partnerships with public interest law allies—including some underway through the DULCE Learning Network—can expand access to justice for families and strengthen the early childhood sector. We'll be joined by MLPB, which has pioneered an integrative approach to linking early childhood stakeholders with legal problem-solving assets.   

Policy Paper

COVID-19: Our Response Must Protect the Health and Well-Being of All Children, Youth, and Families

March 2020

As the United States responds to the public health emergency and the looming economic crisis stemming from COVID-19, there has not been enough attention to the needs of children, youth, and families who are likely to suffer most during this crisis.

Read a statement from CSSP President Judith Meltzer on COVID-19.

(2pp)

Webinar

Strengthening Families Webinar: Building Family Economic Mobility

February 2020

The audience learned about the Building Family Economic Mobility Toolkit from the National Center for Parent, Family, and Community Engagement.

Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (April 2019 -September 2019)

February 2020

This is the sixth report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

(167 pp)