Introduction April 24, 2014 Screening Discussion S Holland, IL
Intro to Screening and Discussion of Are We Crazy About Our Kids.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Introduction April 24, 2014 Screening Discussion S Holland, IL
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Tau Omega Chapter
The Raising of
Childhood and the
Future of Our
A community dialogue about
reframing the way we look at
early childhood and
6:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014
South Holland Public Library
What is Place Matters?
PLACE MATTERS is a national initiative of the Joint Center for
Political & Economic Studies designed to build the capacity of local
leaders around the country to identify and improve social, economic,
and environmental conditions that shape health. The national learning
community consists of 19 PLACE MATTERS teams working in 27
jurisdictions with Cook County being one of these jurisdictions.
The objective of this initiative is to eliminate health inequities
by identifying their complex underlying causes and defining strategies
to address them. Addressing upstream causes of health (such as
environmental health risks and issues related to employment,
education, poverty, and housing) through community action, policy
development, and measuring the indicators associated with these
determinants of health are at the heart of our PLACE MATTERS work.
Build Power to make change ‘upstream’
Source: Oleru, N. 2011
What Research Has Shown…
The research is clear: public investments in young
children under age 5 produce the greatest returns by
preparing children for success in school and life.
Especially in difficult economic times, Illinois must
invest in early childhood programs that are proven to
improve outcomes for children.
Start Strong for America’s Children Act
• Congress recently introduced a major initiative to
ensure that every child in this country has access to
early learning. The Strong Start for America’s Children
Act (S. 1697/H.R. 3461) is a bipartisan bill that helps
states provide high-quality early learning programs for
• The legislation is aimed at ensuring that low- and
middle-income four-year-olds across the country have
access to high-quality preschool programs. The bills
also support improvements in programs for infants and
toddlers, including Early Head Start and child care.
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Take Action: After the film and discussion, we will
collect letters tonight and send them to your Illinois