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Rights, Raises, Respect: Worthy Wage Day 2020

Rights, Raises, Respect: Worthy Wage Day 2020

by Peggy Haack Nearly three decades ago, May 1 became a focal point for a national campaign to raise up the needs of the child care workforce. I was among child care teachers nationwide who chose to meld our voices with those of working people across the globe, and...

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The 2020 Census Part 5: Parent and Kid Resources

The 2020 Census Part 5: Parent and Kid Resources

As a child care provider, you can play an important role in the Census. You are a trusted voice to the families you work with. By supplying information about the Census, you can help your community understand how important and necessary it is.

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The 2020 Census: Part 4 Why Children are Undercounted

The 2020 Census: Part 4 Why Children are Undercounted

Experts are already predicting that children younger than 5 will be significantly undercounted, by more than 2 million kids in some estimates. It’s important to count young children accurately now so they have the resources they need for years to come. For every child not counted, our state loses $2000 a year for 10 years. That’s $20,000 per child. Just imagine the profound impact that could make.

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The 2020 Cenus: Part 3 FAQs and Myths

The 2020 Cenus: Part 3 FAQs and Myths

Because the census only happens every 10 years, there is often misinformation and outright wrong information given out about the content and the privacy of the census. This the first in history that the census that can be completed online, so there is increased...

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The 2020 Census: Part 2 Census Basics

The 2020 Census: Part 2 Census Basics

by Amy Schuster, Director of REWARD Stipend Program Between March 12 and 20, about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. All invitations will include a short phrase in English and 12 additional...

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The 2020 Cenus: Part 1 Why it Matters

The 2020 Cenus: Part 1 Why it Matters

by Amy Schuster, Director of the REWARD Stipend Program As you probably know, in a couple weeks, all households will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. You are going to play a huge role in the census, because you work with populations that can be...

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