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IDS Governance: Setting Up Ethical and Effective Use

Without sufficient data access, data linkages, analytic capacity, or interpretive support, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers may feel that informed solutions are out of reach. At the same time, more and more data are collected and held in administrative repositories and now sit underappreciated or underutilized.

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Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy
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Illinois Prevention Initiative

The Illinois Prevention Initiative provides grants to home-based and center-based programs to expand access to the Early Head Start (EHS) model as well as other birth-to-three models. This document provides a high-level overview of the state program.

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Center for Law and Social Policy, Zero to Three
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Illinois Prevention Initiative Implementation Manual

This manual provides information and materials for implementation of Illinois Prevention Initiative programs, including details about the mission and vision of the work and resources for curriculum and service provision, developmental monitoring and program accountability, personnel qualifications and management, and family and community partnerships.

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Illinois State Board of Education
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In Brief: Early Childhood Program Effectiveness

This series of briefs provides summaries of the scientific presentations at the National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy, including what makes early childhood programs successful and useful and why they're important.

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National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy
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Innovation Brief: Leaders Grow the Economy by Investing in Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Vermont employers struggle to fill job vacancies because of an aging population and the very low unemployment rate of two percent. These demographic factors affect the availability of high-quality child care for Vermont’s families, an industry that already struggles with issues of affordability, low availability, low wages for teachers, and low reimbursement rates from the state for subsidies. Let’s Grow Kids, a statewide movement to secure affordable access to high-quality child care for infants and toddlers, is working to address these issues. 

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Innovation Brief: Creating an Ecosystem of Supports for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Bridgeport Prospers and community partners are implementing a multi-year strategy to increase the number of infants and toddlers on track for success in school and life by age three. This strategy focuses on building an ecosystem of supports rather than focusing on one single intervention and is grounded in the neuroscience of early development—which demonstrates the developmental importance of the first three years of a child’s life and the negative effects that toxic stress can have on young brains. While still in the early stages, this initiative holds promise for strong short- and long-term results because its strategy is grounded on the use of data, financial flexibility and innovation, strategic planning and communication, workforce professional development, and continuous quality improvement.

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