More about The Fiscal Cliff and Children

Twitter and Facebook are a-buzz with “Fiscal Cliff” information.  Specifically for me it has to do with Education and Child Care.  As a follow up to the last post I wanted to share with you some additional information and resources in regard to the cliff and our nation’s children.

Informational Purposes
Articles from around web about the ficsal cliff and our children

If you want to take action, these are some resources for you


Just For Fun
Keepin' it light

Just For Fun


Child Care Aware of America. (2012, December 13). Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Fiscal Cliff? Retrieved from Lunch and 
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Edelman, J. (2012, 12 12). Our Children Need a Budget Compromise Today. Retrieved from Huffington 
Post Blog:

First Five Years Fund. (2012, 12 11). A Teachable Moment. Retrieved from First Five Years

Hess, R. (2012, 12 10). The Education Advocates' Battle Cry: "Let's Push the Kids Off The Fiscal Cliff!". Retrieved from 
Rick Hess Straight Up:

Klein, A. (2012, 12 10). Fiscal Cliff: How Are Impact-Aid Districts Preparing for Education Cuts? Retrieved from 
Education Weeks Blogs>Politics K-12:

Knafo, S., & Resmovits, J. (2012, 12 11). Fiscal Cliff Would Hurt Young Children, Advocates Warn. Retrieved 
from Huff Post, Education:

National Association for Education of the Young Child. (2012). Fiscal Cliff and Funding Cuts. 
Retrieved from NAEYC:

National Association for the Education of the Young Child. (2012). Fiscal Cliff and Funding Cuts: Overview. 
Retrieved from NAEYC:

National Women's Law Center. (2012, 11 7). Roadmap to the Upcoming Federal Budget Debates. Retrieved from 
National Women's Law Center:

Reef, G. (2012, 12 9). Join Senator Mukulski - Any Budget Deal Should Put Children First. Retrieved from Child Care
Aware of America:

The Onion. (2012, 12 10). The Onion's Plan for Solving the Fiscal Cliff Crisis. Retrieved from The Onion, America's 
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