Search this site:
The Readiness Project
First to Finish College
ALL IN for Opportunity
Presidential Youth Council
Top 24 Under 24 Drug Mythbusters
Top 24 Under 24 Youth Changemakers
KIDS COUNT Info Challenge
Spark Opportunity Challenge
Ask Arne, Secretary of Education
Features & Blogs
Fund Your Work
Evaluate Your Work
Find Local Media
Who We Are
From the Field - Early Care & Learning
July 3, 2012
Tips 4 Moms & Moms 2 Be
Whether you’re an expectant parent, a health care provider, or just a friend or family member, you can sign up for accurate, timely health information for ...
June 17, 2012
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is ...
June 14, 2012
Staffed Family Child Care Networks: A Strategy to Enhance Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers
This latest resource from the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center examines how staffed family child care (FCC) networks are positioned to improve the quality of care that ...
June 14, 2012
Examining How Place-Based Strategies Can Bridge Gaps in Services for Families
So-called “place-based strategies” have been gaining attention for their cross-cutting approaches to delivering housing, education and health care in a ...
June 1, 2012
Bilingual Stories for Young Learners: Podcast & more
Grounded in research and collaboration with early childhood centers, IDRA has developed a set of supplementary curricula and illustrated bilingual big books and small ...
May 30, 2012
A Developmental Approach to Child Welfare Services for Infants, Toddlers, & Their Families (Toolkit)
This self-assessment tool stems from the collective vision of leading child welfare and early childhood development organizations.
May 17, 2012
Strategies for Feeding Your Baby
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Development provides the best strategies for feeding your baby.
May 16, 2012
KaBOOM!: Playgrounds that Build Communities
While the nonprofit KaBOOM! helps communities build playgrounds in a matter of weeks, the impact goes beyond a healthy play space for kids. This new report finds that ...
May 13, 2012
Reducing Achievement Gaps by 4th Grade: The PreK-3rd Approach in Action (Webinar Series)
May 4, 2012
Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles of Local Innovation
A new set of case studies published by the YEF Institute highlights an emerging city strategy for ensuring that more young children are poised for educational ...
May 3, 2012
Third Grade Literacy Policies: Identification, Intervention, Retention (Report & Podcast)
This paper examines policies to promote 3rd-grade reading proficiency, including early identification of and intervention for struggling readers, as well as retention ...
April 24, 2012
Findings from a Randomized Experiment of Playworks
A new, rigorous study from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University found that a Playworks recess transforms school climates -- reducing student ...
April 23, 2012
Starting Early With English Language Learners: First Lessons from Illinois
English Language Learners are a large and growing population in America’s public school system, but schools often fall short in preparing these students for ...
April 23, 2012
Slideshow: Relationships and Building a Community Focus, City of Bremerton
This presentation was given by Linda Sullivan-Dudzic on March 13, 2012 as part of the U.S Department of Education webinar on PreK-3rd as a strategy to ...
April 18, 2012
Starting School at a Disadvantage: The School Readiness of Poor Children
Poor children in the United States start school at a disadvantage in terms of their early skills, behaviors, and health. Fewer than half (48 percent) of poor children ...
April 18, 2012
New Early Head Start Trend Analysis
Based on Head Start Program Information Reports (PIR), CLASP has developed an analysis of data describing the children and families served by Early Head Start (EHS) ...
April 16, 2012
Legislative Update for State & Local Child Advocates: April 2012
From Head Start to Career Pathways, some decisions in Washington may offer new opportunities that state and local advocates can take advantage of for improving local ...
April 10, 2012
Pre-K Spending Per Child Drops to Levels of Nearly a Decade Ago
Funding for state pre-K programs has plummeted by more than $700 per child nationwide over the past decade — keeping the quality of many states’ ...
April 5, 2012
Math Matters, Even for Little Kids
Everyone knows that children who are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade are fated to struggle academically throughout school. Concerns about early literacy ...
March 29, 2012
The Science of Early Adversity
Early adversity, says Charles Nelson, a neuroscientist and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, can interfere with “planning ability, cognitive ...
Privacy & Legal
For the Media
For children. For youth. For change.
©2015 SparkAction unless otherwise noted.
SparkAction™ and "For children. For youth. For change.™" are trademarks of the Forum for Youth Investment.