VOICES: Voices focuses our analysis and advocacy on developing and championing policies and practices that positively impact the health and well-being of Virginia’s children and families. Review VOICES 2022 legislative priorities and their work with coalition partners.
The needs of Virginia’s children can be quite different based on their experiences and identities. The State of Virginia’s Children: A Data Snapshot of Children, Youth, and Families highlights demographic growth, economic security, mental health, and level of progress in Virginia. View the Full Report Now
Buffett Institute: Using short-term investments to leverage long-term sustainability: supporting the early childhood workforce with federal relief funds
VECF :At-A-Glance comparison chart for Virginia’s early childhood opportunities 2021-22
SEE-Partnership:-research policy partnerships to improve early childhood education at scale
Using data from the Virginia Family Survey that you all helped disseminate this past winter, the Eval Team released two new briefs in July, both focused on the experiences that families with preschoolers had with virtual and/or in-person ECE programs during the pandemic.
The first brief demonstrates that among families who reported they wanted in-person instruction, families with high incomes were nearly twice as likely as families with low incomes to actually use in-person instruction. The second brief shows that families were more concerned about their children’s development if they were attending programs virtually rather than in person.
Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies is excited to announce the release of our new report exploring how cost estimation modeling can be used to inform child care policy.