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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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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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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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Brain Science Infographic

This infographic highlights data from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University that shows the importance of healthy brain development for infants and toddlers.

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National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers
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Building A Prenatal-To-Three Leadership Team

One of the first steps in advancing programs and policies that support infants, toddlers, and families in your community is to create a cross-sector leadership team that will work together on each action step as you prepare, build your plan, and execute the work. Use this tool to help identify the right members to include on your team.

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The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers
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Building Collaboration to Coordinate Early Childhood Data: State Spotlight on Wisconsin

Wisconsin agency leaders worked to conduct meaningful research to inform and improve early childhood education and services, to improve services for children with the greatest needs, including those living in poverty and those contending with learning disabilities, and to close achievement gaps between students in different racial and economic brackets.

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The Early Childhood Data Collaborative
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California First 5 Strategic Plan

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. Its efforts focus on the development and implementation of a variety of quality programs, systems of support, and resources designed to promote the health, education, and care of young children across the state. Learn about First 5's vision, strategic direction, and objectives in their strategic plan.

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First 5 California
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Case Study: Building a Diverse Early Childhood Coalition to Expand Data-Driven Developmental Screening Services

Developmental screenings are an important tool to ensure infants and toddlers are on track for healthy development. When screenings detect issues early, the right supports can address problems and set young children on a path for lifelong success. Recognizing the need for a coordinated system of early childhood screenings and referrals, Tarrant County, Texas, is bringing together a broad group of stakeholders to build an initiative to increase access to, and timely implementation of, early developmental screenings and align appropriate prenatal, early childhood, and maternal health services to better meet families’ needs. While the effort is still in the early stages, county leadership is expecting promising, data-driven results.

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