According to the new KIDS COUNT® policy report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, 88,000 children living in Wisconsin have experienced the separation of a parent who served time in jail or prison.
A new report finds that after falling to a record low, the number of children killed by guns in Wisconsin has risen in recent years.
Race to Equity releases its “Roadmap to Equity: A Two Generation Approach to Reducing Racial Disparities in Dane County,” a response to the data on the county’s severe racial disparities first identified in the Race to Equity Baseline Report.
The YoungStar quality rating and improvement system helps ensure many of Wisconsin children from families with low incomes have the opportunity for success. This fall, YoungStar turns five years old. Read WCCF’s report for more about YoungStar’s successes, as well as developments that threaten to undermine its long-term stability.
Every year, children in Wisconsin are killed by guns. They die from their own hands, when they use a gun to commit suicide, or by the hands of other adults and children, who intentionally shoot them. Continue reading
After the completion of the 2015-17 biennial budget bill, legislators continued to propose a wide variety of changes relating to tax policy. Continue reading
Lawmakers passed several minor bills to expand opportunity for college students, but did not address the issue of helping students who graduate with a large amount of student loan debt. Continue reading
Legislators passed several bills that affect public safety and the state’s corrections system, and they also missed several opportunities to make major improvements to those systems. Continue reading
Washington State is demonstrating how to reform child care. In most states, the child care subsidy programs are struggling, and sustaining truly high quality child care is out of reach. But Washington has blazed a trail worth considering.
Research on development of infants and toddlers is the focus of a new message from the Office of Child Care in Washington, D.C. The report highlights research in the key domains that are foundational for later school readiness and success, … Continue reading
Not only is the cost of incarcerating individuals in Wisconsin high (about $1.5 billion annually), but according to a new KIDS COUNT® policy report released today, approximately 88,000 children living in Wisconsin have experienced the separation of a parent who … Continue reading
High-Quality Early Childhood Education Can Narrow the Achievement Gaps for African American and Hispanic Children
Implementing a universal high-quality prekindergarten program has the potential to substantially narrow racial/ethnic disparities in academic readiness at kindergarten entry, according to a recent blog, How much can high-quality Universal Pre-K reduce achievement gaps? by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).
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
Mark your calendars for March 1, 2016! That’s the date of the Big Share, Dane County’s day of on-line giving. Last year, WCCF participated in the Big Share for the first time, and supporters raised thousands of dollars during the … Continue reading
Labor Day celebrates contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The holiday makes me think about the hard-working families with young children in Wisconsin and across the country struggling to make ends meet … Continue reading
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2015 showing that Wisconsin’s children – that is some, but not all – of Wisconsin’s children are doing fairly well on measure of child well-being. … Continue reading