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News by Topic: Families

Jan 6, 2021 - Addresses child care supply and demand in Arizona as a study identified the state has over 304,000 infants and toddlers who need child care but only about 234,000 slots to accommodate them. Discusses how low-income, rural, and tribal families are most likely to be left out as rural areas often lack a sufficient supply of licensed child care.
Source: KOLD
Jan 4, 2021 - The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the department will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes to support American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dec 7, 2020 - Provides an overview of a study examining long-term changes in partners' health after participating in the Protecting Strong African American Families (ProSAAF) program. Conducted with 346 African American families in rural Georgia, program participants reported significant improvements in couple functioning, indirectly improving general health.
Source: University of Illinois Urbana‚ÄźChampaign
Nov 30, 2020 - Features The Valley Child Development Center, a child care center in rural Nebraska, that focuses on helping young children thrive by providing high-quality early childhood education. Describes how they keep the cost low to allow families of lower income to access quality care and the teacher-student ratio low to ensure children are taken care of.
Source: Buffet Early Childhood Institute