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Improving the Odds for Young Children Publications

Fact Sheet, November 2013

NCCP and CLASP study childhood risks associated with poor educational outcomes and trends in federal and state investments in early care and education.

Fact Sheet, October 2012

Across the U.S., large numbers of young children are affected by one or more risk factors that have been linked to academic failure and poor health. This fact sheet highlights important findings about the prevalence of children experiencing risk factors in the U.S. These findings were produced with the Young Child Risk Calculator, a tool of the National Center for Children in Poverty.

Fact Sheet, October 2010

Parental employment, parental education, family structure and other variables each play an important role in predicting the likelihood that a child will endure economic hardship. We break down the facts and figures into five age groups of children: Under Age 3, Under Age 6, Ages 6 to 11, Ages 12 to 17, and Children Under 18.

Brief, May 2010

Young children’s health is essential to their overall development, well-being, and school readiness. This brief looks at how well states are currently meeting the health needs of young children in low-income families and makes recommendations.

Fact Sheet, November 2009

Parental employment, parental education, family structure and other variables each play an important role in predicting the likelihood that a child will endure economic hardship. We break down the facts and figures into five age groups of children: Under Age 3, Under Age 6, Ages 6 to 11, Ages 12 to 17, and Children Under 18.

Testimony, June 2009

Testimony about state early childhood policies before the House Committee on Education and Labor, at the hearing on "The Importance of Early Childhood Development."

Fact Sheet, March 2009

As the national debate about health care continues, it remains clear that access to health care is not enough to ensure children get the care that they require, and that healthy children need healthy parents. This fact sheet takes a closer look at state policy choices that promote access to high-quality health care for mothers and children.

Brief, June 2007

This is the executive summary from the national report, State Early Childhood Policies. It includes the National Early Childhood Policy Profile.

Report, June 2007

This report provides unique, detailed information about the policy choices that states make to promote the healthy development and school readiness of young children.

Fact Sheet, June 2007

This national profile aggregates the policy choices of the 50 states and the District of Columbia related to the health, early education, and family stability of young children.