|By Mark Schlachtenhaufen, The Edmond Sun, Okla.|
On Wednesday, the
The report focuses on the importance of delivering high-quality early childhood education while simultaneously providing parents with access to job training, career paths and other tools enabling them to support their families.
It also outlines how the public, nonprofit and private sectors must work together to reduce poverty among the 10 million low-income families with young children in
The recommendations propose integrating state and federal employment, education and child care programs for parents and children to create better opportunities for the entire family.
"We hope this report will spark deep commitment in
The study also found that 311,000
Indicators of child well-being cited in the study are from federal statistical agencies and reflect the best available state and national data for tracking yearly changes. Other measures, such as the child and teen death rate, are based on events in some states and may exhibit some random fluctuation from year to year.
To see the entire study, visit aecf.org, the
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