It was great news recently, when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced it is asking its 62,000 members to urge parents to read to their children as soon as they’re born. For the first time, the AAP will promote early literacy—beginning from an infant's very first days—as an “essential” component of primary care visits. From a pediatrician’s point of view, early out-loud reading is Learn More »
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How does Alaska stack up in the latest Kids Count Data Book? In a word: ouch. Overall, we rank 33rd in the nation. The 2014 Kids Count Data Book considers 16 indicators in education, health, economic well-being, and family and community. Read more about Alaska’s profile.