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Federal Spending on Prenatal to Three: Developing a Public Response to Improving Developmental Trajectories and Preventing Inequities

This report on prenatal-to-three public investments examines federal funding sources that support pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. These funding sources lay the foundation for most state investments and undergird the implementation of programs and services to support young children within their families and communities.

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Center for the Study of Social Policy
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First 5 Ventura County: Strategic Plan Snapshot 2015-2020

First 5 Ventura County is working to promote school readiness through investments in health, early learning, and family strengthening, benefiting children from prenatal to age five. Learn more in this summary of their five-year strategic plan.

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First 5 Ventura
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Child Care WAGE$ Project

Learn about North Carolina's WAGE$ Project, including its grounding in research, how it reduces early childhood teacher turnover, and the importance of an educated early childhood teacher workforce with this list of frequently asked questions.

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Child Care Services Association
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Funding Our Future

This report provides early childhood leaders with funding strategies for increasing revenue from state and local sources, a largely untapped funding approach, to support high-quality early care and education.

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Build Initiative, Center for American Progress, Children's Funding Project, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, University of Maryland
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Funding Our Future: At a Glance

This report summary highlights the nine strategic and technical questions for early childhood leaders and their partners to consider when evaluating state and local tax revenue as a funding source for high-quality early care and education.

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Build Initiative, Center for American Progress, Children's Funding Project, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, University of Maryland
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Giving Credit Where It’s Due: School Readiness Tax Credits Benefit Louisiana Families and Communities

Louisiana’s School Readiness Tax Credits stand out as a national model for other states to follow to support parents struggling to find high-quality child care for their infants and toddlers. Through the development of the School Readiness Tax Credits, Louisiana is supporting a sector that includes a broad network of child care providers that create jobs and earnings in their local economies, in addition to providing critical child care for children. For every dollar spent in the Louisiana early care and education sector, there is a return of $1.78 into the local economy.

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Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
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Growing Young Minds. Building Futures.

Improving learning in the early years is a difficult, complex, and extremely urgent challenge. To meet that challenge, a wide range of nonprofit organizations, businesses, educators, and government leaders in Tarrant County, Texas, are working together through the Early Learning Alliance (ELA). Learn about their vision and action plan to ensure all children in the community have a strong start.

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Early Learning Alliance
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HB 19-1052: Colorado Early Childhood Special Taxing Districts

In Colorado, Title 32 enables the creation of special districts to fund and deliver services for a whole host of purposes including, but not limited to, parks and recreation, health, forest improvement and fire protection. This legislation authorizes the creation of early childhood development service districts for the purpose of delivering early childhood development services for children birth through eight years of age.

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Colorado State Government
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