Learning from history: community-run child-care centers during World War II

Policies, Society

Learning from history: community-run child-care centers during World War II

We face many big challenges. And we will need strong, bold policies to meaningfully address them. Solving our child-care crisis is one of those challenges, and a study of World War II government efforts to ensure accessible and affordable high-quality child care points the way to the kind of bold action we need.

The child care crisis

A number of studies have established that high-quality early childhood programs provide significant community and individual benefits.  One found that “per dollar invested, early childhood programs increase present value of state per capita earnings by $5 to $9.” Universal preschool programs have also been shown to offer significant benefits to all children, even producing better outcomes for the most disadvantaged children than means-tested programs. Yet, even before the pandemic, most families struggled with a lack of desirable child-care options.

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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Releases New Communications Framework to Promote COVID-19 Prevention Measures

Disease, Threats

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Releases New Communications Framework to Promote COVID-19 Prevention Measures

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) issued a new framework today to help leaders across many sectors—including healthcare, business, education, employer, workforce, and government—develop and implement communications that will promote vaccine acceptance and encourage the public to follow evidence-based COVID-19 prevention measures.

The framework outlined in the report, COVID-19 Communications: Promoting Prevention Measures and Vaccine Confidence, offers a scalable approach with strategies and messaging for COVID-19 education and outreach efforts.

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