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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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The Foundations for Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood

Adverse events or experiences that occur early in childhood can have lifelong consequences for both physical and mental well-being. This paper from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University presents a compelling rationale for fundamentally rethinking the health dimension of early childhood policy.

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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
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The Geography of Child Opportunity

The Child Opportunity Index 2.0 quantifies, maps and compares neighborhood opportunity for children across the United States. It is the first national measure of contemporary child opportunity available: it covers all U.S. neighborhoods. It ranks opportunity by measuring a wide range of neighborhood conditions that shape children’s health and development.

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Brandeis University: The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
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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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The Nuts and Bolts of Building Early Childhood Systems Through State and Local Initiatives

This brief explores the state and local systems involved in supporting a prenatal-to-three initiative, including guidance around building partnerships at the state and local levels, information about governance, staffing, and funding along with technical assistance, measuring success, advocacy and major accomplishments in various states.

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Build Initiative
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The Science of Early Childhood Development

This brief from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University summarizes essential scientific findings on the brain development of infants and toddlers to illustrate why child development is the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
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The Status of Infants and Toddlers in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has taken bold steps that acknowledge the importance of children’s earliest years to ensure a positive future for the city. This report provides a portrait of the well-being of Philadelphia’s youngest children. It includes a range of indicators (objective measures) intended to highlight how this group is faring, and how its well-being compares with national data.

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Child Trends
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The Top 5 Benefits of Home Visiting Programs

The Child and Family Research Partnership detail the top five benefits of home visiting programs.

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Child and Family Research Partnership
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The Utah Early Childhood Statewide Data Integration Project

The statewide Early Childhood Integrated Data System has begun implementation to facilitate data sharing and coordination across Utah's early childhood programs to evaluate long-term outcomes and improve the quality of programs. Learn more about their efforts in this case study.

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Zero to Three
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