The paid leave bill in Rhode Island was reviewed last week by the Senate Finance Committee. Although no vote has been scheduled, Senator Goldin said “she is optimistic it will pass before lawmakers adjour for the year in a few weeks”. The bill also has a powerful supporter, its co-sponsor, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed. […]
Here is an interesting op-ed piece titled “Power to the Preschoolers” published today on the NY Times, talking about a tweet sent by the White House on Wednesday “Spread the word about President Obama’s plan to provide high-quality preschool for every kid in America”. Read the full Op-Ed here!
“For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.” Check out this recent article that tells a […]
Did you attend the plenary this morning with Dr. Lally titled “The Foundations for Life and School Readiness Begin in Infancy”? If so, let us know what you think via our Facebook page. If you missed it, the plenary will be archived and posted on the ECLKC (Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center) […]
Advocacy: Taking Action Beyond Concern “Babies are the future of this country and they should be cared for even in the mothers womb. The care for the mother as well as she plays a very vital role in the development of the child. I believe every child deserves the best care. . . . It […]
Follow Up Care for your Special Needs Child: 5 Organizations to Keep in Mind Quality matters. Whether your child was just diagnosed with a disability, or you′re a seasoned parent of a child with special needs there are a number of organizations that have your back from the first day of your diagnosis up until […]
Julian Castro’s Risky Proposition: Solidly Backed by Evidence As students in Washington, DC and across the country head back to school, the education spotlight is on the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Leaders of both political parties promote policies that they contend will boost academic achievement and narrow stubborn black-white and rich-poor achievement gaps. The […]
The National Center for Children in Poverty will host a Webinar on Family Leave Insurance tomorrow, Thursday, July 12th, 12pm-1:15pm Eastern time. The event is titled “Family Leave Insurance in New York State: Engaging the Early Childhood and Public Health Communities” and will focus on the importance of family leave insurance for healthy development in early […]
Listen to First 5 Santa Clara’s Hot Topics Podcast on sleeping safe with your baby. 41 healthy infants have died in Santa Clara County from 2005-2011. One of three infants (almost 33%) are dying due to unsafe sleeping habits. Listen to this podcast and learn more about how to practice safe sleeping habits with your […]
We are getting very close to our first 1,000 pledge signatures. The 1000th person to sign will win a For Our Babies mug! Spread the word with your family, friends, and colleagues. Here is a link to download a campaign flyer to pass around.