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Koball, Heather; Moore, Akilah; Hernandez, Jennifer – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2021
Among all children under 18 years in the United States, 38 percent live in low-income families and 17 percent--approximately one in five--are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among the nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 32 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in families…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Race, Ethnicity
Koball, Heather; Moore, Akilah; Hernandez, Jennifer – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2021
Among all children under 18 years in the US, 38 percent live in low-income families and 17 percent-- approximately one in five--are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 32 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in families with…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Poverty
McCann, Carey; Smith, Sheila; Nguyen, Uyen; Granja, Maribel R. – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2021
This report examines features of states' expulsion and suspension prevention policies, based on survey responses and interviews with selected states. The results point to the widespread efforts states are making to develop and implement expulsion prevention policies. Features of policies are varied, and include supports for programs (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Expulsion, Suspension, Prevention
Nguyen, Uyen Sophie; Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel R. – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2020
Nine percent of young U.S. children live in deep poverty, with state rates ranging from 17 percent in Mississippi to 4 percent in Utah. The families of these children have incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty line, or less than $10,289 for a family of one parent and two children. Understanding more about the early health and development…
Descriptors: Young Children, Poverty, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
Granja, Maribel R.; Smith, Sheila; McCann, Carey – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2020
Michigan policymakers have a long history of leadership in addressing the social-emotional needs of the state's infants and young children so that they can learn and thrive in their homes and in early care and education programs. Michigan leaders and stakeholders are now working to further strengthen a system of supports for young children's…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Child Care, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
Smith, Sheila; Benavides, Veronica; Lamb-Parker, Faith – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2019
In recent years, the role of leaders in Early Care and Education (ECE) programs has been recognized as critical to achieving and maintaining effective teaching and other aspects of quality. These leaders are often called education directors in community-based ECE programs; in public schools, principals or assistant principals may serve as PreK…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Education
National Center for Children in Poverty, 2019
Healthy social-emotional growth in infants and toddlers, also known as infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH), provides an essential foundation for early learning, school readiness, and long-term success. Social-emotional development is intertwined with cognitive development. This connection and its role in learning can be observed in…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Infants, Toddlers
Koball, Heather; Jiang, Yang – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 41 percent live in low-income families and 19 percent--approximately one in five--are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among the nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 32 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in families with…
Descriptors: Young Children, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income
Koball, Heather; Jiang, Yang – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 41 percent are low-income children and 19 percent--approximately one in five--are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among the nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 32 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in families with incomes…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Poverty, Family Income, At Risk Persons
Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel R. – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
This report presents findings from The Social-Emotional Learning and Development (SELD) Survey, a survey of Maine's early care and education (ECE) teachers and providers about their experiences related to young children with challenging behavior. These experiences included young children displaying different types of challenging behavior, children…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Child Care, Preschool Teachers
Nguyen, Uyen Sophie; Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel R. – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2018
Family engagement is now recognized by early childhood educators as a critical component of early care and education (ECE) programs. This recognition stems from a body of research showing the important role of family engagement in children's early learning and development. While classroom quality assessments can help programs identify teaching…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Children, Elementary School Students, Profiles
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty, Demography
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Family Income, Poverty, Demography
Jiang, Yang; Granja, Maribel R.; Koball, Heather – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 43 percent live in low-income families and 21 percent--approximately one in five--lives in a poor family. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation's poor; they represent 23 percent of the population but comprise 33 percent of all people in poverty. Many more children live in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Poverty, Geographic Distribution, Socioeconomic Background
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