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Issue 2 - October, 2021
Issue 1 - June, 2021
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Governor Mike Parson and really get his take on Missouri’s new Office of Childhood, its impact on children in our state, and his personal experiences with kids.
I hope you’ll take just a moment out of your day to watch, listen, or read some excerpts from our interview – I asked some important questions, like “How is early childhood related to workforce and infrastructure?” and…
Policy update: (ICYMI!)CTF is pleased to highlight the passage of Missouri H.B. 557 and H.B. 432, both endorsed by CTF and signed by Governor Parson on July 14, 2021. Here are a few key provisions pertaining to CTF’s mission…
CTF has received $4.5 million in supplemental Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) funding as part of the American Rescue Plan, and is in the process of developing a plan to release these funds. CBCAP funding can be used for the development, maintenance, improvement, and coordination of initiatives and local programs designed to foster parent leadership, strengthen families, and prevent child abuse and neglect. All CBCAP lead agencies were strongly encouraged to…
This article was co-authored and initially published on August 5, 2021 with Social Finance, a national impact financial and advisory nonprofit.
Birth through age five is a critical time for a child’s social and emotional development. Home visiting is a strong, evidence-based investment that governments can make to support child development and…