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Invest in Our Children

Nicholas Kristof’s column was the start of what I hope will be a large outcry from Americans, demanding that elected officials invest in our most precious resource, our children.

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We Need a Better Solution to Separation

While President Trump has signed an executive order revising his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents, it doesn’t address the more than 2,300 separated. If the administration won’t do that on its own, Congress must act to put the best interests of kids first.

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Affordable Child Care Is Vital

As a pediatrician caring for infants and youngsters, I know that high-quality early childhood programs, such as child care, help children thrive. I also I know how difficult it is to find high-quality child care that is affordable.

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Opinion: 4 sustainable solutions to save millions of mothers and children

Since 1990, the annual number of deaths of children under the age of five has been cut in half. This has largely been accomplished by expanding access to life-saving maternal and child health solutions, including trained health care workers, clean birthing practices, vaccines, nutritional supplements, and handwashing with soap.

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Kids, a Winning Investment

More states and municipalities are recognizing the benefits of early education and child care and are devoting more resources to increasing access and improving quality.

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Missing Out on Childhood in Rural America

In an effort to raise awareness about socioeconomic inequalities that are robbing children of their childhoods, Save the Children released a new report, "Growing Up Rural in America," which details why child poverty is particularly dire in the rural U.S.

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Helping Coloradans pay for quality child care

Child care is a critical component of a high-quality education early in life. That's why we're proud to co-sponsor the bipartisan Colorado House Bill 1208, which provides a refundable tax credit to families making $60,000 or less annually with child care expenses.

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Candidates: Back early childhood ed

I strongly believe that all children deserve a strong start in life. And I'm not alone. A vast majority of likely voters in Tennessee who responded to a recent poll commissioned by Save the Children Action Network said they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports investments in high-quality early childhood education.

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