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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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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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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Data Sharing Worksheet

Are you interested in requesting data from another entity or linking your data with external data? This often requires a data
sharing agreement or a memorandum of agreement, which outlines which data will be shared and how. To develop the data sharing agreement, an important first step is to identify your data needs and approach for obtaining and using the data. Use this worksheet to identify your data needs, data sharing considerations and next steps to an agreement.

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Child Trends
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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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Equity in Early Childhood Systems

This brief emphasizes ten domains where leaders can have an impact on making sure all families with young children have access to high-quality programs and services. 

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Center for the Study of Social Policy
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