Resources for Action

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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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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Data Guide: Additional Community Assessment Indicators to Consider

This tool supports states and communities accessing data on young children from consistent, reliable sources, including a list of national and Illinois state data sources for community, maternal and child health indicators, child development, and governmental educational entities.

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Build Initiative
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Early Childhood Data in Action: Stories From the Field

This document highlights three communities using childhood data in clear and important ways to tailor more effective interventions and yield better results for infants and toddlers. The communities profiled are diverse—Indianola, MI, Ventura County, CA, and Philadelphia, PA—as are the aspects of their work discussed. Taken together, these case studies illuminate the remarkable range of benefits communities have begun to realize from careful and sustained efforts to collect, refine, analyze, and above all, use their data.

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Center for the Study of Social Policy, National Institute for Children's Health Quality
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East Durham Children's Initiative Impact Summary

The East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) is a place-based nonprofit that walks alongside children and families on their journey from cradle to college or career. Learn about the successes and challenges of their programs in the 2016 report.

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Duke Center for Child and Family Policy
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Eight Things to Remember About Child Development

This list by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University summarizes research on key aspects of early childhood development, including the brain science and the effects of adverse early childhood experiences.

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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
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