Speaking of Kids Blog

June 29, 2020

Let's Just Say It: Child Care is School, and School is Child Care.

For years, advocates (like me) have avoided mentioning the fact – at least, in the…
June 25, 2020

Childhood Obesity, Social Determinants and COVID-19

Part 2 in a series on Utah's new KIDS COUNT childhood obesity indicator In the…
June 25, 2020

What the New KIDS COUNT Childhood Obesity Indicator Can Tell Us About Utah Children’s Well-Being…and…

Part 1 in a series on Utah's new KIDS COUNT childhood obesity indicator The annual…
June 10, 2020

Investing in Early Care and Education Professionals Will Strengthen Utah Child Care

Utah leaders should be investing in child care professionals through paid training and educational opportunities,…
May 17, 2020

It’s Time for the Child-Centered Child Care System that Utah Families Deserve

For too many years, child care policy – in Utah and nationally – has been…
May 13, 2020

Rural Counties Need Help Counting Kids in the 2020 Census

COVID-19 has impacted Utah in a variety of ways. One that you may not have…
April 22, 2020

There’s No “Re-Opening” Utah Without More Child Care 

Child care is arguably one of the biggest areas of economic weakness exposed by the…
April 14, 2020

What Does the Coronavirus Mean for Families’ Access to Health Care?

 A Look at How Utah Programs are Responding to the Coronavirus and Additional Actions Needed…
April 08, 2020

How Will The Coronavirus Impact Immigrants In Our State?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our communities in so many ways. Unfortunately, for many immigrant…