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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Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision

To promote systems of care effectively, leaders need a purposeful vision that clearly identifies where the system is going. This brief describes what a shared vision is and why it is important, the critical role of leadership in promoting a shared vision, essential characteristics of successful leaders, and key steps in developing and communicating a shared vision.

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Department of Health and Human Services
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Make the Case Leave-Behind

Use this leave-behind on its own, or paired with the Make the Case Pitch Deck, to help make the case for investing in policies and programs that support infants, toddlers, and their families.

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National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers
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Make the Case Pitch Deck

This ready-made pitch deck highlights the best messages, grounded in research, to explain the importance of investing in the early years. This deck can be used to guide presentations and conversations, or as a leave-behind, for policymakers and advocates at the national, state, and local levels.

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National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers
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MinneMinds 2018 Policy Agenda

MinneMinds is a coalition of organizations and thought leaders from across the state with a common commitment to prioritizing Minnesota’s youngest in-need children as the most important investment. Read their 2018 prenatal-to-five policy agenda.

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MinneMinds
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NCIT Community Profile Tool

Use this tool to help hone in on the unique characteristics, strengths, and needs of infants, toddlers, and families in your community. Knowing which information is and is not available is a critical step to assessing local capability and assets available to improve outcomes for our youngest children.

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The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers and Sorenson Impact Center
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NCIT Outcomes Framework Logic Model Guide

The NCIT Logic Model has been designed to support your coordinated community effort, helping to align your community’s goals with the indicators defined in the Prenatal-to-Three Outcomes Framework. This guide talks through the flow of the Outcomes Framework and provides prompts to consider as you build your action plan.

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Sorenson Impact Center
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New York State's First 1,000 Days Initiative Overview

During 2017, New York State Medicaid brought together a cross-section of over 200 stakeholders from education, child development, child welfare, pediatrics, and mental health to develop recommendations for how Medicaid could improve outcomes for the youngest New Yorkers, aged zero to three years, nearly sixty percent of whom are covered by Medicaid. This overview details the ten recommendations from this working group.

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Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
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