Yearly Archives: 2019

Left out to Dry: the Reality of Child Care Deserts

My husband and I thought we were ahead of the game when we called child care facilities before our child was even born. We were shocked to learn that almost every place had a daunting wait list. This is the reality of living in a child care desert. It’s also the reason I’m heading to DC to petition lawmakers to make a change for families.

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Speaking Up for Kids

Mercedes Hendricks learned about SCAN when she worked on a school project that made the connection between early childhood education and success in college. “This motivated me to get more involved,” she said. “I want all children to get the same fair start that I did.”

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Social Media and Advocacy 101

Advocating for kids is so convenient, it’s at your fingertips — literally. With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – the options and avenues to raise your voice are endless.

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Giving Kids a Jumpstart

I absolutely love learning, and now I get to share that love with a class of young kiddos. I am so thankful that my class has resources available to them, but I know there is way more that needs to be done when it comes to quality early learning.

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Help Stop the War on Children

Nearly 1 in 5 children around the world are living in conflict zones, according to a recently-released report from Save the Children. Your voice is needed to demand that our leaders Stop the War on Children.

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Have a Heart Photo Journey

Throughout the month of February, our volunteers across the country delivered handmade valentines and collected online signatures to members of Congress around one message: to have a heart and invest in kids.

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Advocates We Love

February is upon us and our hearts are warm from Valentine’s Day! We’re spreading the love this year by highlighting the work our volunteers are doing on behalf of kids.

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Advocacy? I have time for that!

As a pediatrician, I decided to volunteer with SCAN because I want to do more for the families I serve. It seemed daunting at first to find time to commit to volunteering while working a full-time job, but there are many ways to do it!

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