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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Launch an Early Childhood Parent Academy

Interested in launching your own parent academy to help parents provide the best support to their infants and toddlers? Learn about the Vermilion Parish Parent Academies in Louisianna that were created to support parents of children 0-4 through a community-based collaborative approach.

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National Institute for Children's Health Quality
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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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Let's Talk Data!

When talking about data, it is important to have a shared vocabulary. This ensures that everyone involved in collecting, analyzing, reporting or sharing data has a common understanding about the process. This fact sheet includes common words and terminology used to describe types and levels of data (qualitative and quantitative) as well as measuring, accessing and sharing data.

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Child Trends
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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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