child care

Education
6:40 am
Mon November 4, 2013

TN Ahead In Developmental Screenings

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A recent report shows Tennessee is leading most states when it comes to screening low-income children for developmental issues.

The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released the report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation today.

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.

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Society
2:10 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Kentucky ranks last in the U.S. for access to subsidy programs that help low-income parents pay for child care costs while they work, according to a report from the National Women's Law Center.

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Society
7:20 am
Tue October 8, 2013

TN Data Shows High Number Of Drug-Dependent Newborns

Credit womenshealth.gov

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.

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.

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2013 KY General Assembly
2:46 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Child Advocates Rally, Urge Kentucky Leaders to Restore Cut Child Care Funding

Credit lexingtonky.gov

Advocates for Kentucky children on Thursday called for state leaders to provide funds and stave off recently announced cuts to program thatprovide assistance for child care costs and to family members who take in young relatives.

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