Cristina Novoa is a policy analyst for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Cristina studied developmental psychology and public policy, specializing in the academic and behavioral development of children from immigrant families. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University.
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June 13, 2018
“I just don’t know what I’m going to do with Jonah. Today is the last day of his afterschool program, but there are still two weeks before school is out. And then what am I going to do until September?” It’s early June and I’m catching up with my coworker, Karen. Every summer, she scrambles to find activities to keep her 13-year-old son Jonah safe, happy, and healthy while she is at work all day. After years of arranging summer care—a logistical and financial nightmare—she’s debating whether she can finally leave him at home this year. Karen recently told me that she worries her son may not...