Yes, Promise The Children, working with many others, succeeded in protecting a portion of children’s health care by stalling the demise of our Affordable Care Act. Now, we must renew the expanded Children’s Health Care Program (CHIP) that covers about 10 million more children. Also, we have not yet protected our children’s access to safe childcare and food. The new tax bill increases deficit spending. Our Republican Congressmen and women will be asking for cuts to children’s programs to offset read more…

Posted: December 26, 2017 in: Child Health Care, Child Hunger, Childcare

The refundable taxes paid by the Additional Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit are essential for our nation’s parents earning the minimum wage. All of our parents must be able to pay for the healthy start that our children need. Huge subsidies exist for large businesses, yet many of these businesses pay salaries that are not a living wage. This is why refundable taxes are essential. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was enacted in 1997 with bipartisan support. This is read more…

Posted: October 30, 2017 in: Child Poverty, Childcare

The immigration issue in the United States is a serious concern, both for the undocumented immigrants who are being deported, and for their citizen children. Approximately 4.1 million U.S. children have parents/guardians who are undocumented immigrants.  Not only does deportation divide families, it also can severely impact a child’s mental health. Citizen children whose family are split up by force have a high probability of having PTSD. Those who anticipate and fear deportation are more likely to develop anxiety and depression. read more…

Posted: September 19, 2017 in: Child Poverty, Childcare

Mothers and grandparents aren’t always the only family members in a child’s life. Fathers, siblings, and other such family members can all help play a role in the development of a child. In certain family structures, fathers aren’t as frequently encouraged to spend time with their children compared to mothers. However, the influence of a strong father-child relationship can be long-lasting on the child’s development . A caring relationship will allow the father to better understand the child’s forming abilities and read more…

Posted: August 25, 2017 in: Childcare

Some families who are unable to afford paying for daycare programs seek a more traditional alternative. In many cultures, grandparents live in the same home as the family unit and take care of the children when the parents are at work. Grandparents are convenient babysitters because of their familiarity with the children and the family. Often times, grandparents who are retired will have time to dedicate to taking care of children. This role also allows them to keep themselves occupied, read more…

Posted: August 25, 2017 in: Childcare


Volunteer. Interact. Sign Up. Donate.

Please sign up and join 500 other volunteer advocates who support the safety net for our nation's children. We send monthly emails suggesting ways to help. Too many parents are working for low wages that prevent them from paying for safe childcare, early education and adequate health care. They need support!

learn more


Please sign up
for our action alerts to keep updated on these issues and how you can help.
Like Us
on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.