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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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Child Care Aware of America 2017 State Fact Sheets

Every year since 2006, Child Care Aware® of America has published a set of state fact sheets to illustrate how states measure up on areas of quality, affordability, and access to child care. These fact sheets serve as a guide for state and community-level decision-makers, policy-makers, child care advocates, and program administrators.

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Child Care Aware of America
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Comprehensive Early Childhood Systems Building: A Tool to Inform Discussions on Collaborative, Cross-Sector Planning

This tool for state and community leaders is a resource to help improve the capacity of childhood systems, including guidance on recruiting and engaging stakeholders, defining and coordinating a leadership team, financing initiatives strategically, enhancing and aligning standards, creating support and improvement strategies, and ensuring accountability for results.

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Build Initiative
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Comprehensive List of Needs Assessments

The Comprehensive Needs Assessment list includes all agency's that are required by federal funding regulations to complete birth to five needs assessments and details the elements included in each assessment.

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Build Initiative
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Confidentiality Toolkit

The Administration for Children and Families developed this Confidentiality Toolkit to help jurisdictions successfully navigate the delicate balance between privacy and security with the delivery of efficient and effective services. This toolkit analyzes, explains and aids states and local jurisdictions in the navigation of a number of federal laws that impact the implementation of human services.

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Administration for Children and Families
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Creating Opportunity: An Action Plan for Early Childhood Education

This Action Plan by the Mecklenburg County Early Childhood Education Executive Committee explores the county's ECE landscape, political will, funding, and paths forward for improving access to high-quality care and education.

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Mecklenburg County Early Childhood Education Executive Committee
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Cross System Collaboration to Better Support Babies in Washington

This case study describes how Washington developed and implemented a TANF Home Visiting pilot that strengthened partnerships between TANF and home visiting programs to better serve families. 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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Cross-System Collaboration to Better Support Babies in Colorado

This case study describes how Colorado communities and state agencies have integrated a two-generation approach into services and systems to better serve young children and their families. 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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