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Search our curated resources collection to find the information and tools you need to take action and advance policies and programs that support infants, toddlers, and their families in your community or state. Resources include case studies that showcase what's working, steps for getting started, the latest research, information on using data to track success, and messaging materials to help you make the case for the importance of investing in prenatal-to-three.

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Innovation Brief: Creating an Ecosystem of Supports for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Bridgeport Prospers and community partners are implementing a multi-year strategy to increase the number of infants and toddlers on track for success in school and life by age three. This strategy focuses on building an ecosystem of supports rather than focusing on one single intervention and is grounded in the neuroscience of early development—which demonstrates the developmental importance of the first three years of a child’s life and the negative effects that toxic stress can have on young brains. While still in the early stages, this initiative holds promise for strong short- and long-term results because its strategy is grounded on the use of data, financial flexibility and innovation, strategic planning and communication, workforce professional development, and continuous quality improvement.

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The Hexagon: An Exploration Tool

The Hexagon Discussion and Analysis Tool helps organizations evaluate new and existing programs and practices. This tool is designed to be used by implementation teams to facilitate a discussion of six contextual fit and feasibility indicators.

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National Implementation Research Network
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Strategy Planning Chart

Use this strategy chart to build consensus and alignment on your vision for action within your organization, leadership team, or among stakeholders. Work together to develop detailed answers under each bucket.

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The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers
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MinneMinds 2018 Policy Agenda

MinneMinds is a coalition of organizations and thought leaders from across the state with a common commitment to prioritizing Minnesota’s youngest in-need children as the most important investment. Read their 2018 prenatal-to-five policy agenda.

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MinneMinds
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NCIT Community Profile Tool

Use this tool to help hone in on the unique characteristics, strengths, and needs of infants, toddlers, and families in your community. Knowing which information is and is not available is a critical step to assessing local capability and assets available to improve outcomes for our youngest children.

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The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers and Sorenson Impact Center
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Parent Leadership on the Great Start Collaboratives

This tool supports states in thinking about how to build parent and family leadership, including information for parents and leadership teams about the importance of the parent voice, lessons learned through parent involvement, supports for these efforts, and strategies on recruitment and sustainability.

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Early Childhood Investment Corporation and Michigan's Great Start Collaboratives
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