Policy Pages and Articles

What is going on in Early Childhood Development today? Below are links to sites and individual articles that should help you get informed and get involved!

Web Sites:

  • Governor’s Coordinating Council for Children and Families offers information on the groups’ goals and various task forces, as well as providing access to articles on Public Policy that affects children.
  • Foundation for Bright Futures: Final Reports of the National Governors Association Task Force on School Readiness. National report
  • Kids Count Census Data Online gives interactive access to statistical information that was gathered in a study sponsored by the Anne E. Casey Foundation. View regional profiles, create rankings based on different population indicators or take a look at the raw data.
  • InsureKidsNow! is a site put up by the Department of Health and Human Services that is dedicated to “Linking the nation’s children to health insurance.” Find information on the possibilities in your state.
  • The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s site on Children’s Health Insurance offers information on the different insurance programs available for children, from Medicare to Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • IdahoKidsCount is a “statewide, nonprofit organization engaging citizens and policy makers in non-partisan, research-based discussions of strategies to improve childhood outcomes and our public priorities for accomplishing them.” Visit their site to learn more about what they do and what is going on with early childhood development policy.
  • National Institute for Early Childhood Education Research
  • Talaris Research Institute

Individual Articles