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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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 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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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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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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