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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: Mobilizing to Solve a Crisis For Long-Term Impact

In 2017, Pierce County, Washington faced the highest demand for foster care placement in the entire state—higher even than King County (home to Seattle), which has twice the population of Pierce County. The rate of entry into foster care in Pierce County in 2016 was 4.81 children per 1,000 children, compared with the statewide average of 3.75 children per 1,000 children. Of the 1,000 children under age 18 who entered the foster care system in the county, 25% were babies in their first year of life. Furthermore, data showed that Pierce County had higher infant mortality and maternal mortality rates than the state average, and only 43% of eligible children in Pierce County were receiving early intervention services. 

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Funding Our Future

This report provides early childhood leaders with funding strategies for increasing revenue from state and local sources, a largely untapped funding approach, to support high-quality early care and education.

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Build Initiative, Center for American Progress, Children's Funding Project, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, University of Maryland
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Funding Our Future: At a Glance

This report summary highlights the nine strategic and technical questions for early childhood leaders and their partners to consider when evaluating state and local tax revenue as a funding source for high-quality early care and education.

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Build Initiative, Center for American Progress, Children's Funding Project, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, University of Maryland
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Data Sharing Worksheet

Are you interested in requesting data from another entity or linking your data with external data? This often requires a data
sharing agreement or a memorandum of agreement, which outlines which data will be shared and how. To develop the data sharing agreement, an important first step is to identify your data needs and approach for obtaining and using the data. Use this worksheet to identify your data needs, data sharing considerations and next steps to an agreement.

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Child Trends
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Let's Talk Data!

When talking about data, it is important to have a shared vocabulary. This ensures that everyone involved in collecting, analyzing, reporting or sharing data has a common understanding about the process. This fact sheet includes common words and terminology used to describe types and levels of data (qualitative and quantitative) as well as measuring, accessing and sharing data.

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Child Trends
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Preterm Birth and the Impact of Child Development

This infographic outlines the costs of preterm births on parents, communities, and the children themselves. It also briefly outlines some of the contributing factors of preterm births.

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Illinois Department of Public Health
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SB 19-063: Concerning a Strategic Action Plan to Address Infant and Family Child Care Home Shortages in Colorado

This bill requires the department of human services to draft a strategic action plan addressing the declining availability of family child care homes and infant child care in Colorado and submit the plan to the childhood leadership commission, the state board of human services, the joint budget committee, the health and human services and education committees of the senate, and the public health care and human services and edu

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Colorado State Government
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HB 19-1052: Colorado Early Childhood Special Taxing Districts

In Colorado, Title 32 enables the creation of special districts to fund and deliver services for a whole host of purposes including, but not limited to, parks and recreation, health, forest improvement and fire protection. This legislation authorizes the creation of early childhood development service districts for the purpose of delivering early childhood development services for children birth through eight years of age.

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Colorado State Government
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