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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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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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All Our Kin Organization Overview

All Our Kin is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. This overview provides a description of the nonprofit's nationally recognized model for supporting family child care providers in exercising and fully reaching their potential.

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All Our Kin
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Birth to Three for All D.C.

Sample legislation from the District of Columbia. If fully funded, this bill will expand subsidies to reimburse providers for the true cost of providing care, cap family payments at 10 percent of family income, and invest in child health and family supports through programs such as home visiting. This program, combined with D.C.’s existing universal preschool program, would constitute the most comprehensive child care program in the U.S. and could be a model upon which states and cities could base their child care policies.

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Council of the District of Columbia
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