child care http://wkms.org en TN Ahead In Developmental Screenings http://wkms.org/post/tn-ahead-developmental-screenings <p></p><p>A recent report shows Tennessee is leading most states when it comes to screening low-income children for developmental issues.</p><p>The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released the report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation today.</p><p>According to the report, only four states are screening more low-income children for such issues. It says addressing problems earlier costs less and provides the opportunity to intervene before those problems escalate. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:40:55 +0000 The Associated Press 36253 at http://wkms.org TN Ahead In Developmental Screenings Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ranks-last-us-access-child-care-assistance-report-says <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201303/shutterstock_3144040.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky ranks last in the U.S. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:10:29 +0000 Joseph Lord 36007 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says TN Data Shows High Number Of Drug-Dependent Newborns http://wkms.org/post/tn-data-shows-high-number-drug-dependent-newborns <p></p><p>New data from the Tennessee Health Department shows more drug dependent newborns in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011.</p><p>By the first week of this month, 643 babies were born dependent, compared with 629 two years ago. Commissioner John Dreyzehner says at that rate the department is projecting more than 800 drug-dependent newborns by year end. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:20:59 +0000 The Associated Press 35540 at http://wkms.org TN Data Shows High Number Of Drug-Dependent Newborns Child Advocates Rally, Urge Kentucky Leaders to Restore Cut Child Care Funding http://wkms.org/post/child-advocates-rally-urge-kentucky-leaders-restore-cut-child-care-funding <p></p><p>Advocates for Kentucky children on Thursday called for state leaders to provide funds and stave off recently announced cuts to program that<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/drastic-cuts-kentucky-child-care-assistance-leave-low-income-families-few-options" target="_blank">provide assistance for child care costs and to family members who take in young relatives. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:46:06 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27840 at http://wkms.org Child Advocates Rally, Urge Kentucky Leaders to Restore Cut Child Care Funding