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Save the Children Action Network is thrilled with the South Carolina state budget, released today, which historically expands the state’s public four-year-old kindergarten program. Before today’s announcement, only four-year-olds residing in low-income school districts could access publicly funded 4K. But, now, all South Carolina four-year-olds from income-eligible families can enroll, no matter where they live.
Save the Children Action Network and Children’s Campaign Fund Launch Virtual Seattle Mayoral Forum to Elevate Issues Impacting Kids and Youth
Today, Save the Children Action Network and Children’s Campaign Fund launched a first-of-its-kind virtual mayoral forum, The Future for Kids in the Emerald City, an exclusive video series featuring top Seattle mayoral candidates discussing issues critical to Seattle’s children and families. In six videos, candidates Colleen Echohawk, Jessyn Farrell, Bruce Harrell, Andrew Grant Houston and Casey Sixkiller discuss their views on the Seattle Preschool Program, child care, child nutrition, youth homelessness and juvenile justice.
In response to the recent news that migrant children are being housed in inhumane conditions in a government-run shelter in El Paso, Texas, Janti Soeripto, Save the Children President and CEO, issued the following statement
Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday joined members of the state legislature for a ceremonial signing of a bill that, after months of negotiations, will force the state to spend down much of its more than $700 million reserve of unused federal grants intended to help poor working families.
Kids have really struggled since the onset of the pandemic. Due to widespread school and childcare closures, countless children have missed out on crucial early learning opportunities and, in many cases, haven’t had their basic nutritional needs met.
In November, Virginia voters have the chance to prioritize children and families by voting for candidates who also prioritize them — particularly those who support quality and affordable child care for all Virginia families by 2030.
A new national poll by Save the Children Action Network found 87% of voters support providing enough federal assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak to make sure child care providers can pay their bills.
Deborah Merrill DePaoli is the South Carolina State Manager for Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). This winter, she spoke with Erin Live on the Air about SCAN's work to help children in the U.S. and around the world survive and thrive.
Many families in the U.S. live in child care deserts -- areas where it is nearly impossible to access quality care for their children. We must urge Congress to fix this and #Care4ChildCare.
Child mortality rates have fallen by more than half, from 12.7 million under-5 deaths in 1990, to 5.6 million in 2016. U.S. leadership and foreign assistance played instrumental roles in this achievement, saving the lives of millions of children around the world.
SCAN crafted this prospectus to help 2018 midterm election candidates of both parties amplify an agenda for early childhood, to help kids survive and thrive.
This report higlights Save the Children Action Network's efforts as the political voice for kids in 2016.