We always ask the question, is it good for kids? It’s our job to ensure that the needs of children are raised in every policy debate affecting kids and their families.
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Health and Safety
In the 2013-2014 school year, 40.7% of students received meals categorized as free or reduced-price. Click on the graph for additional [more]
Poverty undermines [more]
Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of pregnant women in Vermont receiving early prenatal care ranged between 80 and 85 percent. This was short [more]
While the total population of Vermont has grown to an estimated 626,630, our child population has fallen since the 2000 Census count [more]
70% of Vermont’s housing stock was built prior to the 1978 ban on lead paint. Lead paint and dust from lead [more]
Teen mothers often have fewer resources than older parents to provide for a healthy baby and for themselves. Babies born [more]
7.5% of Vermont’s children received Reach Up (TANF) benefits in 2011; a 27% increase from 2007. [more]
98% of Vermont’s children have health insurance. [more]
Babies with low birthweight – under 5.5 pounds – are at risk for respiratory conditions, cognitive and developmental delays, and other long-term health [more]