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Despite growing support for policymakers to invest in early education, current policies in Wisconsin are threatening the access and quality of child care programs designed to help low-income children.
We've updated our infographics detailing how different groups are affected by the new health insurance landscape with the new 2016 Federal Poverty Levels (FPL). Continue reading
The harmful effects of lead poisoning are well-document, particularly with the news coverage surrounding Flint, Michigan. Lead poisoning harms the development of the brain and nervous system and is therefore most detrimental to children. These developmental impacts result in, among other things, reduced attention span and reading and learning disabilities. Continue reading
The uninsured rate has been dropping since the implementation of major Affordable Care Act provisions. Wisconsin has seen a significant drop, however further improvement could be realized if BadgerCare+ was expanded to adults under 138% of the federal poverty level. Here are five charts on the uninsured in Wisconsin that use recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading
The Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program (WI Shares), launched in 1997 as part of new welfare reform measures, was developed to support low-income families coming off welfare going to work, and to help low-income working families stay off of welfare. Continue reading
Child care, especially higher quality child care, predicts better results in high school, according to a recent study from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. The study was led by Deborah Vandell, formerly with the University … Continue reading
WCCF has released a new report, YoungStar: What Does Recent Research Tell Us. The report looks through the lens of the key objectives for YoungStar when it was launched. The report reviews earlier research on Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) by … Continue reading
With just twelve days left until Election Day, we have a lot of choices to make about the future of our state, and the future of our country. We’ve listened to candidates for local and national office talk about what … Continue reading
“Last year, more than 1,200 researchers signed a consensus statement describing in some detail what quality early care and education looks like and why it’s a sound public investment” wrote W. Steven Barnett in a recent National Institute for Early … Continue reading
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families is excited to announce that Evelyn Cuellar of Madison West High School, Elijah Holmes of Madison East High School, Karla Garcia of Spencer High School, and CeCe Brown of Oshkosh West High School … Continue reading
For 135 years the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has been working hard to move children and families forward-whether that meant fighting tuberculosis in the 1890’s, helping families access mental health services in the 1950’s, or advocating for fair … Continue reading
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and Race to Equity are pleased to announce the availability of four “Race to Equity” scholarships for spring 2017 high school graduates who plan to enroll in secondary education or vocational training. One $1000 and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two Dane County high school graduates. One $1000 and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two high school graduates outside of Dane County and within the state of Wisconsin. Continue reading
We are celebrating you and everything you do to support the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Over the years, you have helped improve the lives of every child in our state. Now we want to say “Thanks!” Thursday, April … Continue reading