2017 State of Our Children Breakfast

LESS CHUTES, MORE LADDERS - Accelerating opportunities for our most vulnerable children. We've prepared an enlightening and inspiring Sixth Annual State of Our Children breakfast – a gathering of more than 500 community leaders and other constituents from many sectors all interested in a common agenda – the well-being of our children!This year we will welcome Arnold Chandler, Principal of Forward Change as our keynote speaker. Working closely with the Central Valley Community Foundation, Chandler will illuminate key data-informed focus areas along the continuum. Chandler is masterful at illuminating why improving our human capital pipeline is critical for Fresno County in a way that different sectors can relate to. You will also have the opportunity to learn about how Forward Change’s innovative Life Course Framework is being applied to identify and accelerate local interventions that improve outcomes for the most vulnerable children in our community.   REGISTER NOW   Continue reading

Stress in Preterm Birth and NICU Babies May Affect Temperment

Preterm birth and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay are early adverse stressful experiences, which may result in an altered temperamental profile. The serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4), which has been linked to infant temperament, is susceptible to epigenetic regulation associated with early stressful experience. Continue reading

Fresno County Childcare Subsidy Pilot (AB 258)

The Fresno County Childcare Subsidy Pilot (or AB 258) would authorize Fresno County to develop and implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan. Like similar pilot projects before, AB 258 would give Fresno County limited local flexibility to maximize allocated funding and efficiently use child care subsidy funds in order to meet local conditions. Without taking funds from other counties, or increasing state costs, the Pilot will permit waivers of specific state rules: 1) family eligibility criteria,2) family fees,3) reimbursement rates, 4) and methods of maximizing the efficient use of subsidy funds. Continue reading

2016 State of Our Children Breakfast

Join The Children's Movement of Fresno for the Fifth Annual State of Our Children Breakfast. Continue reading

Lisa Smittcamp: We must confront Fresno child abuse crisis

We have a moral obligation as a society to protect all children from harm. Continue reading

Fresno as Pacesetter; Recognized for Second Year in a Row

The national Campaign for Grade Level Reading named Fresno County as a Pacesetter for 2014.  It is the second year in a row that this community has been honored with this recognition. Continue reading

The Children’s Movement: Evolution to Collective Impact

This year TCM has continued to improve our ability to work collectively to identify solutions that improve our outcomes for our children.  Continue reading

2015 State of Our Children Breakfast

This year The Children’s Movement “State of Our Children” breakfast welcomed Fresno State University President Joseph Castro as our keynote speaker. Continue reading

Dr. Ken Bird: Fresno County health officer flies in for a house call

  A county health officer is very much like a primary care medical provider except that his or her patient is an entire community. From the Fresno Bee Continue reading

State of Our Children Breakfast 2015

Save the Date! Join us September 3, 2015 for the Fourth Annual State of Our Children Breakfast. Continue reading