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May 2021

State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 (Zero to Three)

New analysis highlights how systemic racism and the pandemic have impacted young children’s well-being . For Zero to Three’s State of Babies report , Child Trends experts compiled and examined more than 60 policies and indicators related to infant and toddler well-being. Whenever possible, researchers disaggregated the data by race and ethnicity and examined indicators both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis highlights systemic inequities that families of color faced...

The Refugee-Led Coalition Creating Collective Care (yesmagazine.org)

Already facing health and education gaps, refugees in San Diego banded together during the pandemic to define their own challenges and create their own solutions. Jama Ahmed Mohamed was 2 years old when his family fled the civil war in Mogadishu, Somalia, and escaped to a refugee camp in Kenya. This became his precarious home, where his family faced alienation and violence as displaced outsiders in the borderlands of two countries. “There’s this feeling of never being settled. …We would...

Meeting Parents and Caregivers at Their Aspirations (rwjf.org)

We can begin by truly listening to parents and caregivers, and building from their wisdom. To help achieve this understanding, over the last 18 months, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commissioned in-depth research with parents and caregivers to learn about the aspirations they have for their children, the challenges they face, and the factors that help them thrive. What makes this research unique is an intentional focus on parents and caregivers of different racial and ethnic...

Virtual Farm to School Series for students 6th - 12th grade on 5.17.21 - 5.28.21

We have a wonderful opportunity for youth to participate in a virtual Farm to School Series at the end of the month please sign-up the youth you work with, share with your children and school connections . CHIP’s Farm to Institution Center will be hosting the “ Farm to School Virtual Advocacy Series ” on 5/17/21 – 5/28/21. This series is a fun, unique, and flexible enrichment opportunity for ANY students grades 6 th – 12 th within the following school districts: Cajon Valley Union, Escondido...

What Purpose Does a Border Serve? (yesmagazine.org)

At a time when migration across the U.S.’s southern border continues to grow and a new administration looks for different solutions, Todd Miller’s fourth book, Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders , seeks to reframe the issue. The book makes clear that our border “problem” is endemic, transcending whichever party is in power. But rather than pointing the finger at migrants or even individual decision-makers, Miller takes aim at the border apparatus itself: a relic...

Early Childhood Health Equity Landscape Project (childtrends.org)

Early Childhood Health Equity (ECHE) work strengthen s early childhood systems to support healthy child development and reduce health inequities that can have a lifelong impact. T o help policymakers, advocates, communities, and familie s understand efforts to improve health equity and the well-being of children and families , t he Early Childhood Health Equity Initiative Explorer presents information about 143 cross -sector initiatives that aim to advance health equity for young children...

ZERO TO THREE Releases State of Babies Yearbook: 2021

By Cody Uhing, First Five Years Fund, April 26, 2021 ZERO TO THREE released the State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 , an in-depth report on how state and federal policies and the COVID-19 pandemic impact the lives of families and their young babies. Looking at every state and the District of Columbia, the report, supplemented by data from the Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development Early Childhood (RAPID-EC) Household Survey , shows that even before the pandemic families with young...

Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention (mindful.org)

There’s no shortage of mindfulness and meditation apps these days, promising to help you combat anxiety, sleep better , hone your focus, and more. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reports that more than 2,000 new meditation apps launched between 2015 and 2018, and offerings have only increased as a result of higher demand during the pandemic—according to the New York Times , mindfulness apps surged in 2020. We took the overwhelm out of finding the most valuable and easy-to-use mindfulness...

Addressing Child Poverty Beyond the Pandemic (yesmagazine.org)

The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is a complex legislative prescription for the economic hardship COVID-19 has inflicted on families like Shawn’s. The plan aims to affect a massive economic recovery by putting more money into the hands of more Americans in need . The Center on Social Policy at Columbia University has estimated that the American Rescue Plan will cut the child poverty rate by as much as 56% this year, which would affect children of all races. The...

 
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