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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.

State Advocacy Tools

State Advocacy Tools

Understanding Your State's Public Policy Process 
This advocacy tool provides you with resources to help you develop an understanding of your state and how policy decisions are made there.

Giving Testimony on Infant Toddler Issues
This advocacy tool provides you with a list of tips on offering testimony before state legislative committees, legislative study committees and at public hearings on state regulations.

Moving the Infant-Toddler Policy Agenda Forward Together: Strategies to Build Successful Coalitions
This article provides practical strategies and examples to help you build effective coalitions to improve policies for infants and toddlers in your state or community.

Partnering with the Business Community & Economists to Advance a Birth to Five Policy Agenda
This article is dedicated to discussing the positive partnerships that can be made between the business community, economists and early childhood advocates to advance a birth to five policy agenda. 

A Proven Return on Investment: Economists and the Business Community Advance a Birth to Five Agenda
This article examines the economic benefits of investing in the earliest years and provides a state example which demonstrates it in action.  It also provides tips and strategies for how states and/or communities can work with business leaders and economists to establish similar investments for infants, toddlers, and their families. 




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