Did you know more children are being cared for by someone other than their parents than ever before?
Nationwide, 61% of children ages birth-6 receive some form of child care on a regular basis from persons other than their parents.





The School Readiness Indicators Initiative works with 17 states to develop a comprehensive set of school readiness indicators to inform public policy for young children and their families. This initiative is sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Ford Foundation.


The National Center for Children in Poverty released its latest newsletter focusing on school readiness. Contributors include Jane Knitzer of NCCP, Lisa G. Klein of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and Elizabeth Burke Bryant and Catherine B. Walsh of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. Download the newsletter here.

The Proceedings of the Third National Meeting held November 2002 in Providence, Rhode Island are now available! Click here to see the proceedings, presentations, agenda, and resource list.

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The School Readiness Indicators Initiative is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
The 17-state initiative is managed by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT