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Bellevue Reporter

Ashley Hiruko

Aaron Kunkler

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30 March 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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Making child care an electoral priority in British Columbia helped decrease the burden of costs for working parents. Childcare advocates directed the government’s attention to providing quality, affordable childcare s...

CityLab

Mimi Kirk

7 February 2019

Bar Elias, Lebanon

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Designers around the world explore ideas and tactics to make inviting, safe, and engaging playgrounds for underserved children. From Lebanon to Belgium, engineers and builders work together to make play accessible and...

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

2 January 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, philanthropist George Kaiser has invested heavily in Educare, a year-round early learning program, and wraparound services, such as prison-diversion and family-based programs, with the belief that ...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

17 December 2018

Tirana, Albania

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Making adults change their habits and viewpoints is hard. Helping children change is easier. That’s the basic principle around which the recent recreational development of Tirana, Albania is based. By making green sp...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James E. Causey

7 December 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the middle of Milwaukee's toughest neighborhood, an organization called We Got This helps kids get off the streets and into the garden. Each summer, teens spend Saturdays working in a community garden to produce fo...

The New York Times

Karen Zraick

5 December 2018

Bangladesh

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More than half of the almost 70 million people who have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced are children. The Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop are teaming up with organizations in the countries surro...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

4 December 2018

Cork, Ireland

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In Ireland, schools across the country have installed "Buddy Benches," a space where children can go to let others know they want to play. The benches, which are built by volunteers from the Men's Shed, are part of a ...

CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

A Beautiful Perspective

B. David Zarley

26 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Positive touch through human contact is a crucial for newborn babies, especially those that have to remain in the neonatal intensive care unit, but parents often can't provide it on a 24/7 schedule. Trained volunteer ...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

25 October 2018

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A neighborhood dentist asked his underserved community what he could do to improve their lives. The answer? Diapers. Now, his Battle Creek, MI organization delivers diapers to families in need around county, regardles...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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23 October 2018

United States

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Short-term volunteering trips, especially those that involve working directly with vulnerable children, can do more harm than good. Instead, volunteers should look for opportunities to support staff and primary caregi...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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13 September 2018

Zacapa, Guatemala

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Voluntourism, or the practice of western volunteers paying to do service in developing countries, seems like a moral, do-good activity. However, the practice has been proven to have consequences, including reducing th...

Apolitical

Burton Bollag

7 September 2018

Wales

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Wales is the first country in the world to recognize playtime as a children’s right. Local authorities must access and promote playtime opportunities for children in their area. Sometimes, this means simply removing “...

WAMU

Carmel Delshad

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28 August 2018

Landover, Maryland, United States

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A soccer camp has given refugee children in the Washington region a home away from home. L.A.C.E.S. — Life And Change Experienced thru Sports — shares the fun of the sport and aims to build young people’s confidence a...

Business Day

Beth Amato

24 August 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Some urban planners argue that urban spaces should be designed around children because that makes a livable, walkable space for everyone, and also contributes to healthy early brain development. Several initiatives ar...

Generocity

Grace Shallow

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) works with Philadelphia families to improve outcomes for low-income children. By bringing educational materials and lessons into the home, the service providers, who are all from the c...

San Francisco Chronicle

Carolyn Said

18 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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To address the lack of licensed child care centers, a San Francisco startup has helped to start 150 in-home care centers in the Bay area, LA, and New York. Wonderschool works closely with caregivers, providing consult...

Apolitical

Jack Graham

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15 June 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

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Participation in art and music improves cognitive development and fosters social skills in young children. In Bogotá, Columbia, a program developed by Nidos: Art in Early Childhood provides tens of thousands of childr...

Searchlight New Mexico

Lauren Villagran

2 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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A Pensacola project is providing new parents with “brain bags”—books to read to their children as well as resources about early childhood development as it relates to language. By educating parents about the impact of...

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Jack Graham

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24 May 2018

Kigali, Rwanda

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Rwanda is approaching an ambitious goal - to be orphanage-free - and it's doing so by working to place children in orphanages with extended family and relatives, foster care, or re-integrating into society with the he...

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Thomas Graham

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12 April 2018

Kingston, Jamaica

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Play encourages early childhood development. Reach Up sends doctors and nurses to show mothers in poverty, who are often overburdened in trying to lessen other disadvantages for their children, how to play with their ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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30 January 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Childhood trauma has lasting effects on development and stress response, but these can be treated with behavioral therapy and proper interventions. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris of the Center For Youth Wellness insists that...

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Martha Dalton

21 December 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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For many parents childcare can be very expensive, however, recently employers have started helping employees overcome this barrier. Little Apron Academy is a childcare center that Home Depot is partnered with and allo...

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Allison Griner

18 December 2017

United States

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A comic book of Syrian folktales takes into consideration the wellbeing of children in a situation otherwise characterized by hardship and trauma. Whether they are living in the warn-torn country or in a refugee camp,...

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Jack Graham

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6 November 2017

United States

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Investing in home-visit programs provides crucial support to low income, first time mothers and reduces overall government healthcare costs. The Nurse-Family Partnership, in coordination with the US Department of Heal...

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