It was great news recently, when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced it is asking its 62,000 members to urge parents to read to their children as soon as they’re born. For the first time, the AAP will promote early literacy—beginning from an infant's very first days—as an “essential” component of primary care visits. From a pediatrician’s point of view, early out-loud reading is Learn More »
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Big thanks to Alaska lawmakers for again investing in young children. “This funding is crucial to continuing our statewide work to ensure every child has the opportunity to start school ready to succeed,” says Executive Director Abbe Hensley. Learn more about our 2014 public policy priorities for early childhood.