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Advancing state policies for infants and toddlers: Lessons learned from three states

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Federal and state agencies already support several initiatives for infants and toddlers, such as home visiting programs, child care subsidies, and early intervention services, but access to these programs is uneven and too often out of reach. In addition, initiatives serving infants and toddlers are often managed through separate agencies and funding sources, with limited coordination to assess families' needs and provide comprehensive services that promote infant-toddler development. To address this challenge, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation provided ZERO TO THREE with a 2.5-year grant (Moving States Ahead for Infants and Toddlers) to support three states in developing and taking action toward cross-sector infant-toddler policy priorities. Beginning in 2014, ZERO TO THREE staff helped Indiana, Oregon, and Vermont bring together public and private stakeholders to focus on infants and toddlers and served as a partner and facilitator in advancing their priorities. These planning groups worked closely with existing state early childhood advisory councils that have a birth to 5 (or 8) focus, but took advantage of the opportunity to focus intentionally on better serving infants and toddlers. This brief highlights lessons learned from their experiences, as well as promising examples from other states that have focused on this age group, and offers recommendations to states embarking on similar endeavors. (author abstract)
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Fact Sheets & Briefs
Country:
United States

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