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Little Kids, Big Questions
is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Federal Advocacy Tools

Federal Advocacy Tools

Tracking Services for Infants, Toddlers & Their Families: A Look at Federal Early Childhood Programs and the Roles of State and Local Governments
To help you in your advocacy for infants and toddlers, this chart summarizes the primary federal programs currently focused on very young children and the roles of federal, state and local governments in those programs.

How a Bill Becomes a Law: Roles of Congressional Staff
This advocacy tool describes the process of how a bill becomes a law at the federal level and explains the roles of key Congressional staff. 

Babies and the Budget: Opportunities for Action
This advocacy tool is about the federal budget process: Why it’s important, how it works and where to seize opportunities to be involved. 

The Federal Budget Process At-A-Glance
This advocacy tool provides a brief, visual summary of the federal budget process using graphics.

Glossary of Policy & Advocacy Terms: The ABCs and Acronyms of Infant-Toddler Policy
This advocacy tool helps you make sense of the terms and acronyms commonly used in the public policy and advocacy arena, so you can be an effective communicator and an effective advocate for infants and toddlers.
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Congressional Committees Addressing Infant and Toddler Issues
This advocacy tool is an overview of the Congressional committees and subcommittees addressing infant and toddler issues, including the members and leaders of those committees.

Federal Agencies Responsible for Implementing Programs Affecting Infants and Toddlers
This advocacy tool is an overview of the federal agencies responsible for implementing programs for infants and toddlers, including descriptions of all the federal programs and links to their web sites.

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