"Education is much more than a matter of imparting the knowledge and skills by which narrow goals are achieved. It is also about opening the child's eyes to the needs and rights of others." -Dalai Lama
IDAHO CHILDREN ARE PRIMARY
We are a nonpartisan non-profit 501(c)4 grassroots operation using guidance from childhood experts to impact change in Idaho and propel issues affecting kids and families to the forefront of policy discussions and debates.
The annual Kids Matter Index provides a legislative bill rating system that clearly answers the question:
"Is this good for Idaho kids?"
Q: WHY SHOULD LAWMAKERS CARE ABOUT KIDS - KIDS DON'T VOTE!
A: Idaho IS families. We are in the top three states with the highest percentage of children!* Plus, parents vote!
Also, taking care of our children is a smart investment in human potential. Nobel Prize winning Economics Professor James Heckman’s research shows the up to 13% ROI to be had by investing in early development programs.*
*Data source: Population Division 2018, U.S. Census Bureau
*Data source: Heckman, J, et al, The rate of return to the HighSchop Perry Preschool Program, Journal of Public Economics 94 (2010), 114-128
You must cherish one another. You must work - we all must work - to make this world worthy of its children.
- Pablo Casals
to communicate this information to policy makers and the public to foster education and elevate issues that directly impact the children and families of all Idahoans
to elevate issues affecting children and families and challenge candidates to talk about their solutions for issues affecting the families of regular Idahoans
to provide thoughtful, reasoned analysis on legislative and policy issues affecting children and families in Idaho
to provide data and evidence-based research to legislators and policy makers about children and families in the key areas of education, healthcare and welfare & economic security
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