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Racism Has No Place in a Child’s Life

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) was formed over thirty years ago with a vision of an Arizona in which all children grow up healthy and safe and ready to succeed. As we reflect on the events of the past few days, we realize we are a far cry from that world. We mourn the tragic and […]

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Only 36 days left to get Invest in Ed on the ballot

With 36 days left to collect signatures and secure Invest in Ed’s spot on the November ballot, Arizona’s kids, educators and economy need your help. Invest in Ed has the potential to secure Arizona’s future and restore cuts made to education during the LAST recession. Help us get the signatures…

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Kinship families are the backbone of Arizona's child welfare system.

May is Foster Care Awareness Month! On May 1st, Arizona’s Department of Child Safety (DCS) ushered in this month by making an important and positive administrative change to make it easier for kinship families to access financial supports. Kinship families—grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives—are…

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Good News! Governor Expands Child Care To More Essential Workers

Governor Ducey announced yesterday that the child care centers serving essential workers, known as Arizona Enrichment Centers, will expand to offer prioritized child care to grocery store and food bank employees. Importantly, the Arizona Enrichment Centers offer scholarships to qualified low-income…

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COVID-19 State Policy Agenda

The Arizona Senate re-convened last Friday and notified the House that it plans to adjourn. The House appears to be more divided and has yet to indicate if it will follow suit. Whether the legislature will continue the current session or agree to end session and wait for Ducey to call a special legislative…

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Arizona Plans to Re-open, But Are There Enough Quality Childcare Programs?

Yesterday, Governor Ducey announced his plan for the Arizona economy to re-open in the coming days and weeks. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an emerging crisis for child care programs across the state. Because of the pandemic, nearly 75-percent of Arizona’s licensed early care and education…

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ACA Needs to Stay, Sign the Petition Today!!

In the midst of a global pandemic, undermining our nation’s health care system could mean the difference between life and death for everyday Arizonans. Over the past few months, Children’s Action Alliance has been closely monitoring action in a federal lawsuit that could overturn all or some of…

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Honoring a True Champion for Children

One of our heroes, the Honorable Jane Hull, along with her husband, Dr. Terry Hull, passed away over the weekend. Hull was Arizona’s first elected female governor and first woman to serve as the speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. She was a champion for children and her legacy leaves an…

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Help for Arizona's Essential Service Workers & Childcare Providers

The Arizona early childhood community is coming together to help during the COVID-19 crisis. Most of us are sheltering at home but that isn’t possible for many of the state’s essential services workers. This has created challenges both for childcare providers AND parents who need to continue to work…