Friday, April 3, 2009

Federal Budget News and Opportunities to Support Young Children and Families

The House and Senate approved similar budget plans yesterday, moving the FY2010 budget closer to completion. Both houses support the President's blueprint, which contains new opportunities to expand early care and education programs and home visiting programs. The National Center for Children in Poverty issued a new report on home visiting that is designed to help inform the field about two central questions related to home visiting:
1.Are states investing in home visiting in ways that promote improved outcomes for young children?

2.How, in this context, do they meet the needs of those facing the greatest social and developmental risks?
For more information on home visiting, Early Care and Education and "Two Generation" policy options.

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