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 Supplemental Program Offers Services to Women, Infants and Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) presents additional and supportive healthful provisions, nutrition education, and recommendations to other health,...more



Connecticut Gets Flak for Not Meeting Child Safety Standards in Day Care Centers
The inspector generals working for the US Department of Health and Human Services find that the state of Connecticut is doing a terrible job at meeting health and safety standards among children in...more

Synergy Project To Help Homeless Youths In Allentown
The Synergy Project is a group that moved into Allentown after years of serving the youth in Bucks County. Their work takes them to dangerous areas where kids camp. The group, where federal grants...more

Child Protective Services Kick Off in Rural Colorado
SafeCare, a program geared for child abuse prevention, intends to deliver child protective services for suspected abuse or neglect in rural Colorado. The program is funded by a budget approved by...more

US Senate Move Forward with Reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant
The US Senate Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions recently moved forward with the long overdue reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) through the...more

Coalition for the Homeless Kick Starts Annual Back to School Project
Coalition for the Homeless is set for its sixth annual Project: Back to School, which has provided more than 10,000 backpacks crammed with school supplies to New York City's homeless...more

California Bill AB 652: Protect Homeless Teens
California passes law that aims to "change a pattern of homeless teens avoiding shelters, schools and healthcare out of fear they will be reported to child services and forced to return to...more

Nurse Home Visits for Infants are Avenues for Potential Savings
A new Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy study claims that nurse home visits for infants save $3 for every $1 spent. The home visiting program more than paid for itself within the...more

HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...more

Young Enterprise Firm Devises Innovative Child Education App
One of the Young Enterprise firms, 'Making A Future Difference' (MAFD), has created an innovative mobile and tablet application to encourage children up to the age of 10 to read and write in...more




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