We imagine a Marin where all children are safe, fed, housed, healthy, nurtured and educated to their full potential.

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HAPPY FRIDAY from all the MarinKids at Bright Stars! 😃 ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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This is Marin and these are #MarinKids! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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California has an incredible opportunity to extend Paid Family Leave to six months and open it up to more families. Not only does having loved ones home with their newborns lower infant mortality rates, it can also lead to greater chances of success in life.

Plus, expanding Paid Family Leave will substantially close the wage gap by giving more women the opportunity to rise into leadership positions with higher frequency.
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1 week ago

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IN MARIN, just 10% of children live at or below the official poverty level-- but that's just $25,750 for a family of four. IN FACT, 35% of our families can't afford to make ends meet without public or private assistance.As state policymakers considers expanding the California EITC, they should recognize that hundreds of thousands of children of immigrants won’t benefit from an expansion of the credit unless policymakers act. Fact from a Data Hit by Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson: bit.ly/2WTm8Oq
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What would our MarinKids be without Marin MOMS?! Hope you ALL had a lovely weekend!What a perfect way to spend Mother’s Day! We conquered the Dipsea in the morning and spent a beautiful afternoon at Stinson beach with our families! There was so much laughter and love!

Highlight of the day....watching the kids , without any prompting from the adults, all join hands to run down the sand dunes. The “big” kids helped the little ones and they all had the biggest smiles on their faces.

It was a magical day! #fit4mommarin #mothersday2019 #momtribe
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2 weeks ago

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Happy #TeacherAppreciationDay to our #ECE and #PreK #Teachers! If the first 5 years of life or the most critical time for children's brain development....why are #ECE teachers paid the least? We must value the work that #ECE teachers do. ... See MoreSee Less

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Millions of California kids are eligible for subsidized child care, but only a fraction received services in 2017. More in our prior Fact Sheet: bit.ly/2UnvWPj #4pmFact ... See MoreSee Less

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MarinKids works to influence public policy and strengthen Marin’s commitment to provide all Marin’s children and youth with equitable opportunities they need to achieve their fullest potential.

Our children’s long-term wellbeing and Marin’s civic and economic future hinge on ensuring each child has:

  • Consistent, preventive medical, dental and mental health screening and care
  • Access to affordable, quality child care
  • A preschool experience that prepares him/her for kindergarten success
  • An exemplary education each and every year of school K-12
  • Freedom from obesity, with good nutrition and physical fitness
  • The opportunity to attend college or learn a rewarding occupation
  • A safe, suitable place to live and enough healthy food to eat

Get Informed! Read our Data & Action Guide.

MarinKids focuses primarily on local and state policy issues that impact children’s health and welfare in three core areas: Economic Sufficiency, Education and Health and Wellness.

The opportunity to make a difference for Marin’s children and youth is ours. Times such as these call for local community solutions. And, we believe that in Marin, we can make this vision real. Now is the time to work together.

MarinKids 2016 Data & Action Guide

Read our 2016 Action Guide

The MarinKids 2016 Data & Action Guide provides a deeper look at how all our kids are faring on key indicators of economic sufficiency, academic performance and health and wellness. Benchmarks are tracked over time and include a closer look at economic and racial/ethnic differences among students.

The Data & Action Guide is divided into four sections: Demographics, Economic Sufficiency, Education and Health and Wellness. Each section reviews data on key indicators, provides research and information from experts and recommends policies and actions that can improve outcomes for all children in Marin.

Download the 2016 Data & Action Guide here

 

Imagine the possibilities when each child knows there are opportunities around every corner.

 By many measures, most of Marin’s children are doing well. But, this is not the whole story.

Many Marin County kids are not part of these positive statistics. Among children who are economically disadvantaged or Latino or African American, data show that the barriers to success are significantly greater. Even as Marin County ranks high among other counties in California on measures of child wellbeing, a majority of our children who are poor or racially diverse do not meet state targets in math and English. Fewer graduate from high school on time, attend preschool, or are at a healthy weight.

Visit our Policy Pages: Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Sufficiency to find relevant research, data and downloadable charts.

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