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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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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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Data Direction 1: Creating and Managing a Data Governance Entity

This brief is one of five "Data Directions" reports that covers issues early care and education staff may encounter as they attempt to share or link their data with other agencies.

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Child Trends, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Planning Research and Evaluation
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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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Early Childhood System Performance Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit includes guidance and tools to assess how well a local early childhood system is working to improve the reach of early childhood services, promote coordination among those services, increase the community’s commitment to early childhood, and advance equity and parent engagement.

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Center for the Study of Social Policy
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