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Reflecting on NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows Program

As we close out 2018 and begin making plans for the new year, NCSL’s Children and Families and Education programs are reflecting on our work over the years to support early care and education.

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IRS Raising Awareness of Federal and State EITC Enactments

The Internal Revenue Service is leading a national effort to increase awareness for the earned income tax credit (EITC) building up to EITC Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

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Resources Supporting Economic Opportunities for Families

NCSL’s Family Economic Success Program provides bipartisan resources on policies that support economic opportunities for families.

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Addressing the Rising Cost of Healthcare in the States

A panel assembled by NCSL’s Health and Human Services Committee during last week’s NCSL Capitol Forum addressed how legislators and staff could address rising health care costs.

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What’s New from Children and Families? | November 2018

States collected more than $32 billion on behalf of 15.1 million children served by child support enforcement programs during fiscal year 2017, according to a recently released report from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.

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Election 2018: 6 States Said Yes to Housing Affordability

It’s not just you (or me): Housing affordability is on everyone’s mind these days. On Election Day, voters in six states approved ballot measures to help address housing affordability concerns—particularly for veterans.

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Lights on Afterschool: Highlighting the Importance of Program Quality

Today marks the annual Lights On Afterschool celebration, with more than 8,000 events highlighting the importance of afterschool programs in communities across the country.

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Neural Networks and Navigating Newborn Nutrition

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may be an adage, but apples and other nutritious food are important, particularly for infants and toddlers. Unfortunately, nutritious foods can be more expensive or difficult to find in many neighborhoods.

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What's New From Children and Families - October 2018

From 2011 to 2014, over half of all U.S. adults (62 percent) from 23 states reported having at least one adverse childhood experience and 25 percent of adults reported three or more. Learn more about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in a new NCSL report. 

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What's New in September From Children and Families?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, welfare and poverty.

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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.