CPC Monthly Meeting

Please join us Friday, April 4, at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Gateway Family Services for our monthly meeting. Birmingham attorney Elizabeth Huntley will speak highlighting the importance of prekindergarten in her own life as well as the lives of Alabama’s children today.
Huntley, who is on the board of directors for the Alabama School Readiness Alliance, credits pre-K with helping her escape poverty and achieve professional success. She is an attorney at Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC.
Joining Huntley at Friday’s meeting will be Allison de la Torre, the director of the Alabama School Readiness Alliance. Together, they will discuss the importance of school readiness and the push to obtain full funding for Alabama’s highly regarded First Class Pre-K program.

Meeting are always open to the public.

Please note that we are meeting at a new location. Monthly meetings will now be at Gateway Family Services.

Please click here for directions or click here to visit the Gateway website.
Needs Assessment Survey

The Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County and UAB School of Public Health are sponsoring a survey for people who live in Jefferson County, Alabama.  Your answers will help us better understand the needs of children and families who live in the county so that we can work toward making it a better place for children, youth, and families.  Please click here to take the survey.

Important Changes for the Alabama GED

Thanks to everyone who came out to the CPC meeting about upcoming changes to the GED. Mo Jones and Kim Lee gave a fantastic presentation about the new GED Assesment and other changes to the GED Program.

Marie Leech covered the story for al.com
. Please click here to read her article.

Safe Sleep for Infants

Please find time to watch this video and share it with families of infants. It is very well done and debunks a lot of myths about how babies should sleep.



Alabama Mental Health Resource Directory

Alabamamentalhealth.org is a new website for people seeking mental health information and resources in Jefferson County and North Central Alabama. Read more.

Lights On Afterschool

On January 17th and 19th, the Children's Policy Council highlighted afterschool programs across Birmingham. Click here to read more.  

After School Coordinators from across Jefferson County have a blast at CPC's recent Let's Get Physical training.

Help Children in Jefferson County
make healthy choices.

Making Smart Choices at School Lunch

Eating lunch in the cafeteria is a fun part of your school day –
and a time when you make lots of choices about what you eat.

Making Your Own Healthy School Lunch

Let’s face it – school lunches can get boring.

Nutritious Snacks for After School

After a long day at school,
most kids are ready for a snack to recharge their batteries.

8 Smart Vending Machine Snacks

A quick vending machine snack can be a catch-22.


Click here
for more healthy, fun recipes!

Please check out our friends at  Food Revival for tips on grocery store shopping and nutrition.

Learn more about Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice 
from our Health Action Partners at

What is Health Action?