Including and Expanding Early Head Start in State Early Childhood Systems
In May 2010, the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center hosted a meeting, with assistance from the Center for Law and Social Policy, of five state teams to discuss ways that Early Head Start could be included in state early childhood systems. This webpage provides information about each session, as well as links to presentations, documents, and other resources shared during the meeting.
Navigating the Opportunities for Families with Young Children in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
This interactive tool is intended to help decision makers and advocates navigate the ways in which ARRA funds may be used to positively impact the healthy development of our youngest children. The tool is organized around the needs of the whole child Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early Learning Experiences and is simple to navigate. For each featured program, just click on the links within the tool to explore the programs and funding opportunities of interest.
Infants and Toddlers in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Planning Tools for States
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center held a conference call on March 18, 2009 on planning tools for states in using the economic stimulus funds to benefit infants, toddlers, and their families. This resource list provides a menu of planning tools and resources to aid states in their efforts to quickly but wisely address the challenges faced with accepting and administering these new funds. To listen to the conference call, click here.
Early Care and Education Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress and the Administration have crafted measures to stimulate the economy and bring much-needed fiscal relief to the states. This document provides an overview of the early care and education provisions of the final conference bill, with particular emphasis on investments for infants and toddlers. We also note additional issues state policymakers might wish to consider now to begin planning for the release of these potential new funds.