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CT Ranks 9th in U.S. in Children’s Well-Being Overall, But Inaccessible, Unaffordable Child Care Pushes Parents to Breaking Point, Hurts Economic Growth

The number of children living in poverty in Connecticut has decreased. However, the lack of affordable and accessible child care and Connecticut’s slower economic recovery have contributed to declining family economic security when compared to other states in the nation. That’s according to the ...

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There’s an extreme need for affordable child care in Connecticut, the 2023 Kids Count report says

Connecticut Public Radio | By Lesley Cosme Torres Published June 16, 2023 at 4:21 PM EDT Connecticut ranks ninth in the country for overall child well-being, a drop from the state’s seventh-place ranking last year. That’s according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a child advo...

Authors: Lesley Cosme Torres •  Source: Connecticut Public Radio • View

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2023 Kids Count report: Where does CT rank in child well-being?

Connecticut’s 9th place ranking in the annual Kids Count report is a drop of two places from last year Connecticut was ranked 9th in the nation on child well-being in an annual report released Wednesday, with a need for more affordable child care and a static poverty rate among the factors that le...

Authors: Ginny Monk •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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Report: CT Children Need Health, Education Investments

Click HERE to listen to the article. Investments in education and health are needed to bolster Connecticut’s children, a new annual report found. In the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Book, the state’s overall ranking for child well-being has slightly declined in the...

Authors: Edwin J. Viera •  Source: PNS • View

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CT pushes increased support for youth transitioning out of foster care

June 6, 2023 • Rights & Justice

Pictures of children in foster care that need a family to adopt them greet DCF staff each morning as they enter the office. When he turned 18 and decided to go to college to become a social worker, Christian Ripke knew that his biological family wouldn’t be able to help him pay expenses. Ripke, wh...

Authors: Ginny Monk •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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