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An integrated stage-based framework for implementation of early childhood programs and systems

In this brief, we provide an integrated stage-based framework that builds on previous syntheses in implementation science literature. This framework posits that 1) implementation happens in four discernible stages, and 2) three common threads, or core elements, exist across each of these stages. The three core elements include: building and using implementation teams to actively lead implementation efforts; using data and feedback loops to drive decision-making and promote continuous improvement; and developing a sustainable implementation infrastructure that supports general capacity and innovation-specific capacity for individuals, organizations, and communities. The conceptualization of an integrated, stage-based framework for implementation can assist program developers, early childhood researchers, and policymakers in their work with early childhood programs and systems. (author abstract)
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