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T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs

Clear and independent universal television rating system that allows for choice in the home. Safe, educational opportunities for children after the school doors close.

Lucas's Story

"There were guitars and magic cards, talking, break dancing, listening to music, regular cards, just hanging out. There was always an adult teen director back there with you so things didn't get out of hand," recalls Lucas. Lucas lives with his mom and she has to work full-time to support them both. Before Lucas found the Boys and Girls Club, he was home alone until 6 PM or 7 PM every weeknight, and he'd been doing this since about the fifth grade. Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, and have higher academic achievement as well as better social adjustment. More »

Did You Know?

Providing after school programs to non-risk youth brings a return between $2.99 and $4.05 for every $1 dollar spent.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Webinar helps employers of nursing mothers think outside the bathroom stall

Posted September 2, 2014 by Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

A provision was added to the Affordable Care Act in 2010 requiring that employers “provide a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child...and a place, other than a bathroom...which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.” The health benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mothers [...]

What High Quality PreK IS vs IS NOT: HINT Wear A Smock

Posted September 2, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

As my friends and I – many teachers and all parents of school aged children – hustled this weekend to make sure our children were ready for the new school year, I found myself being asked many questions about early learning. In addition to being mom to five and an early childhood educator, I am [...]

Consumer Reports Revela la Nueva Herramienta de Internet para Ayudar a los Consumidores a Navegar La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio

Posted September 1, 2014 by Elena Chavez

To read this blog post in English, click here.  YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports, la organización de servicio al consumidor sin fines de lucro que ha estado empoderando a los consumidores por más de 75 años, lanzó HealthLawHelper.org, una herramienta de internet innovadora que ofrece una guía personalizada para ayudar a los consumidores a entender [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Labor Day: A Time to Recommit

Posted August 29, 2014 by Liz Shuler

This Labor Day, throughout the nation we will pause to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working women and men. We will gather in communities to march in parades, host barbecues and celebrate the people who really make this country run. But we also should recognize that despite our sweat, our sacrifice and our innovation, too [...]

Posted Under: family economic security
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