Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the District, child care/early learning programs were already stretched thin. There weren’t enough slots for all the infants and toddlers who needed them.
Nearly 1 in 5 families with children living in the District of Columbia are worried about paying their rent or making their next mortgage payment, according to Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond.
By Thalia Theodore Washington | Higher Achievement has served middle school students in DC for 45 years as an afterschool academic enrichment and mentoring program.
This 2020 DC Kids Count report explores many economic justice measures of child and youth well-being, in three areas: poverty, employment and housing security.
DC Kids Count 2020: The Statistics Are Undeniable Affirmations of the Failure of “Color-Blind” Policies
By Kimberly Perry | We know the District’s young people can accomplish anything when given a fair chance. And we also know how much stands in their way—particularly those most affected by poverty and racism.
This 2020 DC Kids Count report explores many education measures of child and youth well-being, in four areas: early care and education, public school enrollment, educational outcomes, and school environment.
This 2020 DC Kids Count report explores many health and safety measures of child and youth well-being, in five areas: birth outcomes, access to insurance and care, adolescent health, nutrition, and policing.
Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. This DC Kids Count report explores many measures of child and youth well-being in economic justice, health and safety, and education.