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Child Care Subsidy & Policy Resources

Issues impacting the child care industry in Texas are complex and while solutions exist, it is often difficult to understand how to get there. With input from stakeholders across Texas, Children at Risk created resources with specific strategies for state and local...

86th Texas Legislative Session Report: Legislation Impacting Children

With 27 freshman lawmakers along for the ride, the 86th Texas Legislative Session began on January 8, 2019, and the regular session ended 140 days later on May 27, 2019. On May 26, 2019, Governor Abbott signed a $250.7 billion budget of for the 2019-2021 biennium....

Texas Continues to Recover: Two Years After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall outside of Rockport, Texas on August 25, 2017, as a Category 4 storm.  The storm proceeded to affect 13 million people and cause $125 billion in damage. It produced a maximum inundation level of six to ten feet above ground level, a...

Preventing Food Insecurity in Texas: How to Implement a School Food Pantry

By Stacy Cantu-Pawlik In Texas, 14.3% of children live in food insecure homes. That’s 1.4 million Texas households! Sadly, Texas is 1 out of 15 states in the U.S. with higher food insecurity rates. These children do not know where their next meal will come from, thus...

What is HBO 680 and how does it impact children?

Child care providers (often referred to as “day care”) are important to our communities, and in Texas, about half of them care for low-income kids with working parents who receive financial assistance (or “subsidy”) from the Texas Workforce Commission. Even though...


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