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The decline in TANF spending used for child care has reached its lowest level in since 1998.
A number of families have been affected by the sudden drop in federal TANF funds, which left them...more
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media.
The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more
Congregation members from Catholic churches in Cedar Rapids and Vinton are helping to piece together 950 school outfits for children in Haiti.
Dozens of people volunteers gathered at St. Ludmila...more
Dave Moore of Southside Rides Foundation provides youth, aged 14 to 19 years, a second chance of getting their lives back on track.
Moore opens his auto-body repair shop and trains young men and...more
The Urban Institute's newest Work Support Strategies research, "Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze," helps states face onerous administrative methods that make it hard for low-income...more
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
According to a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, high quality water and good hygienic practices can lead to improved growth among young kids.
The authors say that improving...more
A study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies documents that being a parent can be learned.
A How-to Parenting program is designed to help parents know...more
Organizations across Knoxville-Knox County are pitching in to help homeless children and their families cope with their current situation.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness,...more
The ORPER (Oeuvre de Reclassement et de Protection des Enfants de la Rue), an organization based in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and founded by a Catholic priest, is providing aid...more