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‘Talking is Teaching’ event focuses on early childhood literacy→

February 5, 2015

Talking is Teaching is a new effort to empower parents and caregivers to boost young children’s brain development and build their vocabularies by increasing the number of words they hear spoken to them every day.

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HomeNewsLocal Sunnyside up: CAP Tulsa’s approach to breaking poverty includes parents, kids→

January 30, 2015

CareerAdvance is a work-readiness program that provides coaching, education, training and job opportunities to parents of children enrolled in CAP Tulsa’s early-childhood programs, Educare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

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National Journal

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty→

January 9. 2015

Two-generation programs are not new—the phrase was coined in the early 1990s, when a few programs linked early-childhood education and self-sufficiency programs for parents. But those programs mostly faded away under welfare reform, when policy emphasis was put on "work-first" policies, according to this report on two-generation programs in The Future of Children.

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CAP Tulsa’s CareerAdvance celebrates first RN graduates→

December 17, 2014

CareerAdvance is a work-readiness program that provides coaching, education, training and job opportunities to parents of children enrolled in CAP Tulsa’s early childhood programs, Educare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.

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Tulsa World

Knitting group of retired volunteers spreads warmth to children in need→

December 12, 2014

The Knittin’ Kittens is a group of about 60 women who meet weekly at the RSVP Center to turn skeins of donated yarn into items of clothing to be given out to those in need during the holidays.

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Getting Children Out of Poverty Requires a Two-Generation Approach→

November 13,2014

Millions of America's low-income families with young children face similar obstacles to opportunity, with little hope of overcoming them. Why? Our efforts to address child and family poverty often fail to recognize that kids do not live in a vacuum. Their success depends on their family's ability to meet their needs, whether that's a refrigerator with nutritious foods or an enriching child care environment that encourages their developing minds to soar.

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Readers Forum: Brittany Viklund: Celebrating access, opportunity for Tusa’s early learners→

November 12,2014

In Oklahoma, the pioneering anti-poverty program has left a profound legacy. Forty years after coming to the Sooner State, Head Start has spawned 22 programs working in partnership with families, social services, and communities to provide infants and toddlers with the strong academic foundation and social-emotional skills critical for success in K-12, college, and beyond.

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The Seattle Times

Free pre-K: Strong early gains, but long-term questions→

September 20, 2014

Focused largely on helping kids with social interaction and emotions, McClure’s pre-K program is one of 13 run by Community Action Project (CAP) of Tulsa

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Improving Educational Outcomes for Families→

August 15, 2014

One promising example is the Community Action Project of Tulsa’s (CAP Tulsa) CareerAdvance® program. It serves hundreds of families in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, training parents for careers in health care while their children attend Head Start. The program attempts to develop parents’ human capital by offering services like career coaching, peer support, academic skills building, and tuition assistance. Parents aren’t just taking arbitrary courses, they are gaining the skills and credits they need to qualify for in-demand jobs, such as a Certified Nurse Assistant or Pharmacy Technician. Researchers are in the early stages of evaluating the program’s effectiveness.

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Education Week

Multigenerational Programs Aim to Break Poverty Cycle→

August 5,2014

Steven Dow, the director of CareerAdvance and CAP Tulsa, said the initiative grew out of the project's partnership by Tulsa’s federal, state, and locally funded early-childhood programs. “These early years are really critical in kids’ lives,” he said, “but the paradox for us is much of the benefit of what we do depends largely on the success and involvement of the adults.”

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