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Getting Children Make a Choice Increases Sharing Attitudes
In a research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, getting children to make a choice in sharing their own toys make them share more in the...more



Sequestration Cuts Head Start Services for 57K Children
Due to the sequestration, Head Start programs have eliminated services for 57,000 children in the US this coming school year. The cuts are geared to supposedly balance budgets that have been...more

Multifamily Property Management Group Introduces Volunteer and Donation Program to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
One of the leading privately-owned, third-party multifamily property management companies in the U.S., Riverstone Residential Group, unveils a program that aims to grant financial and volunteer...more

A Second Look at Kinship Care
Child care can be expensive and most parents typically resort to ask their kin for help in babysitting their children. Placing foster care children with their relatives was considered taboo in the...more

Southside Rides Foundation Gives Second Chance to Ex-Delinquent Youth
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

A Fact Sheet on Investing in Young Children
CLASP, in collaboration with National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), presents the report, "Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and...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

Former Orphan Equips Street Kids Nice, Safe Shelters
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

5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development
The Silvis Home Run 5K marathon, part of the Silvis, Illinois' Family Day, which continued into the night with the 13th Annual Moonlight Festival, has successfully garnered funds to help kids,...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more






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Reinventing Playgrounds

Reinventing Playgrounds
Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return...



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