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Report or Brief 2018

State and Federal Policy Opportunities to Improve the Lives of Infants and Toddlers and their Families

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and ZERO TO THREE call on federal and state policymakers to embrace policy agenda that invests in and optimizes proven programs and seizes new opportunities to make policies work better for families with young children.

view link by CLASP
Fact Sheet 2018

Michigan’s Infant and Toddler Action Agenda

This profile provides demographic information about Michigan’s infants and toddlers and their families. It also explains the current policy landscape, including threats and opportunities at the state level, as well as proposed policy actions to improve wellbeing.

view link by CLASP
Report or Brief 2018

Leveraging Increased Resources to Advance Child Care: Next Steps for States

In March 2018, Congress passed a $2.37 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). With this historic investment, states can get back on track and make child care subsidies work better for families with low incomes. This brief outlines different ways states can use the funds to improve their child care programs.

view link by CLASP
Report or Brief, 50-State Data 2017

Using Medicaid to Help Young Children and Parents Access Mental Health Services

This brief examines states' use of Medicaid as a key source of funding for early childhood mental health (ECMH) services. It presents the results of a 50-state survey that gathered information from state administrators about Medicaid coverage 

view link by National Center for Children in Poverty
Report or Brief, 50-State Data 2017

Every Student Succeeds Act and Opportunities to Prioritize Early Learning Policy Goals

Links to states' draft plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with a focus on elements related to early learning.

view link by Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)
Webinar 2017

Briefing on New ROI Data that Includes Health Benefits

For the first time, Professor James Heckman and his team have calculated the economic value of better health outcomes, as well as the economic benefits of providing high-quality childcare to mothers. 

Report or Brief 2017

Open doors: Supporting children and families’ access to early care and education

States are using their ECE data to better understand the needs of families.  This brief shares strategies and recommendations for states and communities to use data to open even more doors to children and families. 

view link by Early Childhood Data Collaborative
Report or Brief 2017

Maine Social and Emotional Learning & Development Project

This report was written for the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs as a result of concerns that a high number of very young children across Maine were being suspended or expelled from early care and education settings, including preschools, child care centers, family child care homes, and Head Starts. This report examines what Maine child care providers and teachers are experiencing in their child care homes and classrooms, and what can be done to address the concerns that young children in Maine are not consistently receiving the support they need to develop all the skills they need to be able to start school on time and succeed academically.

view link by Maine Children's Alliance
Report or Brief 2017

Children Need Medicaid - So Do Their Parents

This brief highlights how repealing the ACA will impact the well-being of parents and harm child well-being. 

view link by CLASP
Report or Brief 2017

Alone No More

This report discusses how Texas policymakers can support mothers with perinatal depression

view link by Texans Care for Children