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What's New From NCSL's Children and Families Program?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many issues typically grouped under the human services umbrella, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, welfare and poverty.

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States Improving Pre-K Education Quality and Access, But What Happens Next?

With state pre-K investments increasing to nearly $7 billion dollars nationally—up 12 percent from 2014-2015—states have been at the forefront of improving educational outcomes for 3- and 4-year-olds.

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Children and Families Program Sessions at Legislative Summit

NCSL's Children and Families Program has planned several sessions at NCSL's 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago focusing on everything from foster care to child support, poverty to opioids.

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A Strategy to Promote High-Quality Early Education

Representatives from about 30 states joined an NCSL webinar June 30 to learn more about steps to promote high-quality early education. 

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NCSL's Early Learning Fellows Meet in Omaha

Twenty-five members of the 2016 Early Learning Fellows cohort, representing 16 states and the District of Columbia, traveled to Omaha to participate in a day-and-a-half meeting.

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The Latest from NCSL's Children and Families Program

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many issues typically grouped under the human services umbrella, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, welfare and poverty.

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Early Care and Education Spring Quarter 2016 Update

We’re excited to share with you our spring quarterly Early Care and Education e-update.

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Social and Emotional Well-Being of Children and Youth in Foster Care

The more than 400,000 children and youth currently in foster care face long-term risks from their exposure to violence, child maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences.

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Nebraskans' View on Early Care and Education Revealing

Nebraskans recently weighed in on early care and education for young children in their state and the results are quite intriguing.

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Child Support and Parenting Time for Unmarried Parents

Children are entitled to financial and emotional support from both parents regardless of whether they are married.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.