In the wake of Judge Janis Jack’s December 2015 ruling, here are some significant changes and key recommendations to consider to improve the safety and success of children in the Texas foster care system.
A new report shows that Texas’ youngest children with disabilities and developmental delays have been left out of critical services during years of state cuts to Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and new Medicaid reimbursement rate cuts for children’s therapies.
Today Texans Care for Children released a new report on the Texas high-quality pre-k grant program established by HB 4, providing a new analysis of school district participation in the grant program and policy recommendations.
When children are healthy during the first years of life, they are more likely to maintain a healthy weight throughout their childhood, be successful in school, and achieve lifelong health. Unfortunately, Texas children as young as two are already on track to grow up at an unhealthy weight. With the majority of young Texas children spending significant portions of the day in child care settings, Texas parents need child care providers to be a strong partner in providing healthy food and drinks and plenty of active play time. Fortunately, there are steps state leaders can take to help parents identify healthier child care providers and ensure child care providers partner with parents in supporting healthy kids.