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New Policy Brief Suggests Ways to Improve State EII System, Looks to Help Me Grow

The First 5 Center for Children’s Policy is releasing a new policy brief, "California’s Early Identification and Intervention System and the Role of Help Me Grow,” which describes county systems that improve identification and linkage.

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Basic Needs, Social Connection Rise to the Top for Home Visiting Families

In Sutter County, home visitors focus on basic needs first amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Successes and a Silver Lining to Virtual Home Visiting in LA

The nurses and caregivers of Welcome Baby are meeting the challenge of tele-visits in stride—and the program is seeing some unexpected silver linings to going virtual.

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Home Visitors Find Creative Ways to Support Families

Home visiting and parent education programs of the Child Care Resource Center have been able to continue supporting families and young children during the shelter-in-place orders.

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Home Visiting: A Quick Pivot to Support Families During COVID-19

California’s stay-at-home order is making vital family support services harder to provide to vulnerable families – but the nurses, social workers and other professionals who provide parenting support have found ways to pivot their work to meet this moment.  

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Child Trends’ Kindergarten Readiness Pilot Highlights an Important Issue

This week, Child Trends announced its new pilot effort to collect kindergarten readiness data.

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Child Care Crisis Worst for Infants, Toddlers; Here are Some Solutions

Families with infants and toddlers bear the brunt of our nation’s child care crisis in terms of lack of supply, high prices, and low quality, but research indicates there are concrete ways to improve the situation, a new brief from Opportunities Exchange finds.

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New Paper Says CA Children are Suffering Toxic Stress Due to Hostile Immigration Policies

Many of California’s young children in immigrant families aren’t getting their needs met and are suffering toxic stress, thanks to our nation’s current hostile immigration policies, a new paper explains.

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Documentary Draws Connection Between ACEs & Addiction

A new documentary, produced with support from First 5 Humboldt, draws connections between ACEs & skyrocketing addiction rates in Humboldt County.

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New Paper Discusses How the Medi-Cal System Can Best Support Young Children

We’re thrilled to release our first paper today, along with California Children’s Trust, discussing how the Medi-Cal system can best support young children as they grow up.

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