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CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy nonprofit leading the way in improving the quality of life for Texas’ children. We consider the whole child by tracking issues across children’s health, safety, education, and economic security. Committed to action beyond the data, we use our research to advocate on behalf of all Texas children.

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Early Childhood Apprenticeship Programs

  Texas child care teachers care for an estimated 1 million babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. Children birth through age three experience an incredible amount of brain growth which shapes their future learning, health, and behaviors. Child...

Early Childhood Apprenticeship Programs: Creating a pipeline of highly-qualified teachers

By Ali Schoon In the recently released report, Early Childhood Apprenticeship Programs, CHILDREN AT RISK reviews how apprenticeship programs can create a pipeline of highly-qualified early childhood education teachers in Texas. This blog touches on three important...

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....


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