Find out about the numbers of young, at-risk children in your state and nationally by using the The Young Child Risk Calculator (YCRC). This recently updated tool, available from The National Center for Children in Poverty, shows that nearly one in five children in the US faces multiple risks that increase their chance of poor health, development, and school outcomes.
Home visiting—which matches parents with trained providers who share information and offer support during pregnancy and throughout their child’s earliest years—received strong bipartisan support in state capitols during the 2013 legislative session.
More than 10,000 Michigan four-year-olds and their families will have the opportunity to participate in high-quality preschool next year thanks to a visionary expansion of the state’s Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP).
President Obama’s FY14 budget calls for an unprecedented increase in federal funding for programs serving young children. If implemented, this bold initiative would mean investing in young children is finally the priority it deserves to be.