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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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Cross-System Collaboration to Better Support Babies in New Jersey

This case study describes the path New Jersey took to build a system of county-based central intake hubs to improve how families access and connect to services. It includes a timeline of pivotal moments in the evolution of the state’s work and identifies keys to the success of their collaborative efforts.

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Zero to Three
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Ensuring Healthy Outcomes for Louisville's Vulnerable Children: Health Access Nurturing Development Services Program Case Study

Created more than 130 years ago, Family & Children’s Place, a community-based organization in Louisville, Kentucky, has a long history of serving area residents in need. In the early 1990s, Family & Children's Place partnered with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to ramp up prevention, intervention, and treatment programs to assist children and families in crisis. This case study details the success of their voluntary home visitation program for at-risk families.

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Build Initiative
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2016-2017 Annual Report: Building a Quality Early Childhood System Together

First 5 California was created by voters under Proposition 10 to recognize that children’s health and education are a top priority, especially in the early years of development. This annual report summarizes efforts in 2016-2017 to inform families about the brain science of early childhood development, advocate at local, state, and federal levels for policy and funding, and develop a system of high-quality early childhood education and care.

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First 5 California
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A Framework for Evaluating Systems Initiatives

This paper offers a framework that clarifies ideas, approaches, and language about evaluating systems initiatives to facilitate reflections about past evaluations and to guide decisions about future evaluations.

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Build Initiative
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AB-1811: California Bill Expanding Home Visiting

AB 1811 requires counties and the state to provide emergency assistance payments to caregivers who are caring for children while awaiting approval as a resource family, codifies the requirement to reconcile state and county costs and savings from Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) implementation, establishes an increase to CalWORKs grants, limits the county share of cost for future CalWORKs grant increases, ends California’s pol

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State of California Office of Legislative Councel
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