Updates from Marlene Lobberecht (Cy-Fair) Early Childhood Issue Chair
Coalitions and Resources
- Texas Cares for Children Texas Cares for Children provides education and advocacy concerning child protective services; juvenile justice; mental wellness; health and fitness; and early childhood education and opportunities.
- Center for Public Policy Priorities At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all.
- Children's Defense Fund The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
- ACES Connection Resources; Policy Statement on Meeting the Needs of Families with Young Children Experiencing and At Risk of Homelessness (Oct. 2016)
- Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Policies and Practices to Foster the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children Zero to Three publication provides a snapshot of current programs across the nation and highlights some of the challenges and innovations that are shaping the field
- Texas 2016 Kids Count Profile by Kids Count/CPPP Specific indicators report the status of our Texas children.
- 2016 State of Texas Children report by Kids Count/CPPP Despite Texas' vast resources, the state is consistently ranked among the worst states for child well-being. Demographics, poverty & place, health, education, and women & girls data provided.
- Improving the Odds: Connect Silos by Valerie Bockstette, Srik Gopal, Matt Wilka, May 2016. FSG defines early care and education ("ECE") in the United States as spanning a wide range of ages, issues, and settings. ECE is provided in formal and informal settings by a variety of individuals, including families and teachers, but also by pediatricians, home visitors, friends, relatives and neighbors who provide childcare, parent educators, social workers, and many others who care for our children. Often these individual professionals are functioning in isolation. Advocates encourage professional cross-communication.