FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019 Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Proposed 2019-20 Budget   OAKLAND, CA— Children Now President Ted Lempert issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 proposed budget: “Children Now applauds the Governor’s proposed budget which makes needed pro-kid investments […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2019 Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Inaugural Address   OAKLAND, CA— Children Now President Ted Lempert issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s inaugural address: “Children Now agrees with Governor Newsom that all California kids should have a good […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Availability of early childhood supports varies across counties, leads to disparities in health and education in later childhood     New, interactive data tool on children’s well-being shows health indicators up, while others lag or remain stagnant OAKLAND, Calif. — While some indicators of children’s well-being […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Children Now Releases State Legislative Candidates’ Responses to 2018 Questionnaire  Candidates were asked to address critical issues – such as poverty, early childhood, health, foster care and education – facing California’s children  Oakland, Calif. – Today, Children Now released responses to its first-ever state legislative […]

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Contact: Maria Mejia | mmejia@childrennow.org | (510) 763-2444 ext. 108   Proposed Trump Administration Rule Targets Hardworking Immigrant Families, Undermines the Health and Well-Being of California’s Children Children Now rallies thousands of members of The Children’s Movement to solicit public comments opposing the proposed rule change Oakland, Calif. – Today, the Trump Administration published a […]

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Contact: Maria Mejia | mmejia@childrennow.org | (510) 763-2444 ext. 108   Stark Achievement Gaps Require Urgent Action: California to Champion Early Learning, Provide True Opportunities to Learn and Effective Support OAKLAND—The release of today’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) scores shows more must be done to close the state’s persistent achievement gaps. California is one […]

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UNDER EMBARGO until Tuesday, September 25 at 12:01 a.m. ET  Contact: Maria Mejia | mmejia@childrennow.org | (510) 763-2444 ext. 108   California Missing Opportunities to Give Young Adult Parents and Their Kids a Boost  New Casey Foundation report illuminates needs and barriers facing California’s young parents and their children OAKLAND, Calif. — With limited access […]

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Contact: Maria Mejia | mmejia@childrennow.org | (510) 763-2444 ext. 108  Undercount of California’s Young Children Would Threaten Recent Gains in Child Well-Being High risk of census undercount can render children and their needs invisible — and the state’s collective future uncertain OAKLAND—With 30 percent of California’s young children living in hard-to-count areas, there is a high risk […]

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Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org New Report Shows Urgent Need to Invest in Kids, Pre-Natal through Higher Ed OAKLAND, CA—Today Children Now released its 2018 California Children’s Report Card, which shows California isn’t doing enough to support the healthy development of children. More than 1.5 million infants and toddlers live in California families, of which […]

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