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Embedding Equity in Early Childhood Initiatives

This brief presents lessons about how initiatives that are founded on doing work equitably are handling multiple adversities (e.g., racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and decreased funding) in cross-sector early childhood health equity initiatives, derived from interviews with eight community or state initiatives.

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Child Trends and NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality)
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Racism Creates Inequities in Maternal and Child Health, Even Before Birth

To inform maternal and child health policy and practice, this brief applies a racial and ethnic equity lens to the review of data from the State of Babies Yearbook: 2021. Specifically, this brief aims to explore why there are disparities in maternal and child health; what disparities exist, and for whom; and how policymakers and practitioners can promote racial and ethnic equity to improve maternal and child health.

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Child Trends, ZERO TO THREE
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Supporting Prenatal-to-Three with Federal Relief Funds

This planning tool showcases how the federal relief funds can be used to support infant, toddler, and family well-being through strategies to expand, improve, target, and make early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health services more accessible and responsive.The nearly 30 federal relief funds present early childhood leaders working to increase equitable access to high-quality early care an

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BUILD Initiative, CLASP, Education Counsel, Georgetown Center for Children and Families, Linchpin Strategies
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Progress and Peril: Child Care at a Crossroads

Child care providers across the country are struggling to fill essential staff roles and maintain financial stability according to a new survey of 7,500 early childhood educators from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a leading advocate for high-quality early childhood education. The survey illuminates a major obstacle to working families as the U.S.

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NAEYC
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New Messaging: Building Momentum for Prenatal-to-Three

This guide offers messaging and communications tips, based on insights from audience research, to help PN-3 advocates build support and spark action among policy leaders.

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The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, Pritzker Children's Initiative, and ZERO TO THREE
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Promoting A PN-3 Agenda

To understand how to best make the case for investments in programs that support children prenatally to age three, NCIT partnered with bi-partisan research team Hart Research and Echelon Insights, to conduct qualitative and quantitative research with policy influencers across the country and on both sides of the aisle.

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The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, Pritzker Children's Initiative
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Understanding the cost of quality child care in New Mexico: A cost estimation model to inform subsidy rate setting

To comply with federal law and to support providers in maintaining financial sustainability amid a changing market, the State of New Mexico and the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) engaged external early care and education fiscal consultants, Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies, to conduct a robust alternative methodology approach, with both a cost study and the development of a cost-estimation model for Ne

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Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies
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Why aren’t kids a policy priority? The cultural mindsets and attitudes that keep kids off the public agenda

In partnership with Leading for Kids and with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Association, the FrameWorks Institute is engaging in research to understand the cultural barriers to prioritizing children in policymaking and to develop a new narrative that can help put children’s wellbeing more squarely on the public and policymaking agendas.

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FrameWorks Institute
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