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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Early Childhood Investment Corporation & Michigan Home Visiting Initiative: Stepping Up and Speaking Out

Parent voice and leadership is key for systems, policies and programs to be equitable and effective for all families. This report draws on the learnings from parents, providers and administrators in Michigan and provides examples and strategies that support the development of a parent leadership system where parents can emerge as leaders and agents of change in their communities.

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ECIC, Michigan Home Visiting Initiative
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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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Early Head Start Message Brief

ZERO TO THREE and NCIT partnered to create a series of message briefs to help communicate with policymakers about infant and toddler policy priorities.

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ZERO TO THREE
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Early Health & Development Infographic

Early experiences and relationships affect the development of all biological systems in the body, building the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. This infographic highlights data from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University that shows the importance of healthy development for infants and toddlers.

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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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Economic Security Message Brief

ZERO TO THREE and NCIT partnered to create a series of message briefs to help communicate with policymakers about infant and toddler policy priorities.

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ZERO TO THREE
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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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Embedding Equity in Early Childhood Initiatives

This brief presents lessons about how initiatives that are founded on doing work equitably are handling multiple adversities (e.g., racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and decreased funding) in cross-sector early childhood health equity initiatives, derived from interviews with eight community or state initiatives.

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Child Trends and NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality)
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Ensuring Healthy Births Through Prenatal Support: Innovations From Three Models

This issue brief highlights three different programs that provide prenatal care and/or support, exploring what happens when this care is reimagined as a broader, holistic system of supports throughout pregnancy in order to improve birth outcomes and ensure optimal health for parents and infants. The approaches of each of these programs have been shown to improve infant health outcomes, particularly among communities at higher risk for poor maternal and infant health outcomes. 

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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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