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Make Children a Priority with a Permanent Children’s Cabinet

Right now, the most frequent question we are asked at Voices is, “So, how ARE children being impacted by this pandemic?” The most honest answer is that only time will…

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Sounding the Alarm: New Data Reveals Impact of COVID-19 Hardships

Guest Blog Post Contributed by John R. Morgan, Ph.D., former Voices Executive Director and current Chewning Research Fellow at the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Widening racial-ethnic disparities likely to harm…

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2020 Special Session Funding Family Economic Security- What’s in the budget?  

Children and their families are experiencing unprecedented levels of hardship during this time where businesses, schools and child care closed. This week, new data from the Census Household Pulse survey…

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2020 Special Session Budget Update: House and Senate Make Decisions to Support Kids & Families

On Friday, Sept. 25, the Virginia House and Senate announced their priorities to restore funding in the state budget for children and families experiencing economic hardship and emotional trauma. While…

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2020 Special Session Priorities

The last five months have been disruptive for children and families in Virginia. Children and parents are facing challenges, hardship and trauma that will impact them for a lifetime. Financial,…

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“Parents are at a breaking point”: May 2020 Parent Survey Results

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT & RECOMMENDATIONS Parents are at a breaking point. After three months at home with their children balancing work, home school and all caregiving responsibilities the stress of…

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Survey for Parents and Caregivers of Children Ages 0 to 13 years old

Help advocates, community organizations, and government leaders better understand what help families need to feel stable and secure. Please take 3-5 minutes to share your thoughts.  THANK YOU! WE RECEIVED…

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Economic Stimulus Package for VA Child Care

On Wednesday, April 15, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pam Northam announced plans to use $70 million in federal economic stimulus funds to support child care programs. The plans…

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Stabilize Child Care with the CARES Act Stimulus

As COVID-19 continues to present challenges to the child care community, we are looking for ways tht  policymakers can respond. On March 27th, Congress included $3.5 billion in additional resources…

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act In Your Community

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27th to create a $2 trillion economic stimulus efforts for business, health care, communities, and families. Implementing the CARES Act will…

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