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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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Health and Learning Are Deeply Interconnected in the Body: An Action Guide for Policymakers

We know that adult-child relationships, other early experiences, and environmental exposures influence child well-being. This action guide for policymakers from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University highlights three key research findings on early health and development and their public policy implications. 

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Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
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Help Me Grow: Pierce County Pilot

This brief from Pierce County, Washington gives a five-year overview of its Help Me Grow initiative to build a comprehensive system of services and support for families with children age birth to five years old.

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Pierce County, Washington
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Hub Community Spotlight: Alachua County

The NCIT Newsletter offers Spotlights, a regular monthly feature that provides an ongoing opportunity to share the work happening at the state or community level, and foster connections among grantees. This document highlights the work of the Children's Trust of Alachua County, a community grantee.

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