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Early Childhood Systems Collective Impact Project: Findings from reviews of statutes, regulations, and guidance from 36 federal programs supporting expectant parents, young children, and their families


Our review of statutes, regulations, and guidance documents focused on five key program elements, which were determined to be important potential levers for coordination and improved outcomes: (1) program eligibility, (2) needs assessments, (3) outcomes and performance measures, (4) well-being metrics, and (5) equity. The project team identified the statutes and regulations for review and federal partners confirmed the relevancy of the documents. In response to an inquiry from the project team, federal program staff identified guidance documents between January and March 2022. The project team used information from the review to develop three products that complement one another—a catalog of program requirements; a crosswalk based on the catalog with an overview of the requirements; and this synthesis document, which covers key findings from the crosswalk. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
United States

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