Infographic: A Snapshot of Childhood Poverty

Jan 30, 2015


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Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The First 1,000 Days: Investing in WV Children When It Counts introduces us to early childhood development and how this critical time is shaping the future of West Virginia. Meet families, struggling to raise children with pennies on the dollar, when a full time job is hard to find, and work hours leave little time for parenting. A quarter of West Virginia's children live in families below the federal poverty level.  With numbers this high, it's difficult to know where to start. But it's also easy to see, if a child begins school behind, it quickly becomes very tough to catch up.   

The First 1,000 Days airs Monday February 2 at 9 PM.