Kids’ Well-Being Slipping In Pennsylvania, Nonprofit Says

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The well-being of children in Pennsylvania is 17th best in the nation, but that’s down from 14th a year ago, according to a study released today.

A lack of gains in health care and early learning caused the slip, according to the study by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a Baltimore nonprofit for helping children.

The best-ranked states: New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. The worst: Nevada, Mississippi and New Mexico.

It’s a warning sign that Pennsylvania was one of only five states to fall three or more spots, said local professionals who deal with children.

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Family Services of Montgomery County Job Announcement

Family Development Specialist
Full-time – Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work, early childhood education, or related field. Provide education to families of infants/preschoolers.  Knowledge of child development patterns, parent education, family systems, and local community resources necessary.  Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation necessary.  Bilingual a plus.

This position is based in Family Services’ Pottstown Office.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to Jenn Brown at by 6/30/13.