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Parent Voices at the Center – Webpage Guide


A Toolkit for navigating and utilizing Ascend’s Parent Voices webpage. The most important aspect of moving families toward prosperity is meeting families where they are and dream. On this site, the blogs, interviews, surveys, and…

Parent Voices – What’s in a Word: Family Well-Being


Ascend, working with Lake Research Partners, conducted 12 online focus groups of parents across race, ethnicity, and geography in fall 2020 to ask parents with young children how they were…

Parent Voices – What’s in a Word?


For policies and programs to be effective, it is essential to listen to the voices, perspectives, and language of people whose lives are most impacted by them. To capture those…

Parent Voices – What’s in a Word: “Family Prosperity”


To many parents “family prosperity” means success. It invoked thoughts of the family succeeding as a whole, and success carrying on for generations.”Prosperity” means having the resources to achieve success…

Parent Voices – What’s in a Word: “Ascending”


Parents think the word “ascending” means coming together, rising up, moving forward, seeking growth or a common goal, getting an education, creating a better future for their kids than the…

Aligning Systems: Aspen Early Childhood Development and Health Forums, 2017–2020


The brief provides an overview of lessons learned and new innovations to inform and support a comprehensive early childhood system and advance federal efforts to align early childhood and health…