January, 2012
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The playing field for early childhood advocacy is larger than any particular city or state. Every issue is national because the life of every child is tied to those of the other youngsters who benefit from our work. Just Beginning provides early childhood development experts and advocates with the information they need to stay abreast of upcoming events, ongoing litigation and other developments throughout the United States.

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May, 2015
Just Beginning in the New Year
By Carole Shauffer

January has brought change to Just Beginning and the Youth Law Center. As you can see our new site design and modified content are now live thanks to the heroic and unremunerated efforts of our editor, Eric Berkowitz, and our designer/architect Rick Erickson. (No, you don’t have to have at least one “ric” in your name to work on this, but it helps.) We’re interested in your opinion of the new look and functionality. We hope it’s easier for you to find useful information and that there is more information to find. Let us know how we can serve you better.

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May, 2015
W.Va. Family Home-visit Program Gets $3.3M
Bloomberg Businessweek October 3, 2011, 11:06AM CHARLESTON, W.Va. West Virginia will get more than $3.3 million in federal funding to help care for at-risk children and families through home visits and assessments. Sen. Jay Rockefeller said Sunday in a release that the award will help community-based programs provide in-home care that allows social workers to connect with children and to fully examine their living circumstances. Rockefeller said the award to the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program stems from the health care reform law.

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