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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.

The Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide includes an issue brief on home visiting. To access the complete toolkit, click here.

Baby Matters: A Gateway to State Policies and Initiatives is a searchable database that contains information on state policies and initiatives that impact the infants, toddlers and their families. To search Baby Matters for information on home visiting, click here.

Integrating Quality Home Visiting in State Early Childhood Systems
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center hosted a meeting in June 2012 for seven state teams to discuss how quality home visiting could be integrated into state early childhood systems. Sessions focused on topics such as: developing a continuum of home visiting services; building a professional development system; collecting common outcome data; developing a common intake and referral system; and leveraging existing funding sources. View the agenda for the meeting here. Notes from each session and links to presentations and other resources shared with participants can be viewed here.

Early Childhood Systems and Home Visiting PowerPoint
This PowerPoint, originally presented by ZERO TO THREE staff at the National Summit on Home Visiting in January 2014, provides a framework for a comprehensive early childhood system. It describes strategies for integrating home visiting into early childhood systems in five areas: collaborative planning and system-building; identification, screening, and referrals; professional development; quality improvement; and evaluation.

Home Visiting Community Planning Tool
This tool from ZERO TO THREE guides communities through the process of creating new or expanding existing home visiting services that meet their unique needs. It helps communities use data to identify their strengths, needs, and gaps in current home visiting services; choose an evidence-based program model; and align work at the local level with state efforts. Though this tool is relevant to any situation in which home visiting services are being explored, it is especially useful for communities receiving funding through the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.

Key Components of a Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation System: A Self-Assessment Tool for States
This self-assessment tool from ZERO TO THREE helps states define the home visiting system; assess the home visiting system’s capacity; and prioritize areas for improvement through a series of questions organized into nine sections: inventorying home visiting programs; needs assessment and program planning; evaluation and quality assurance; program standards; professional development and technical assistance; early childhood partnerships and collaboration; public engagement; administration and governance; and financing and sustainability.

The Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Coordinating Center
The Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Coordinating Center (MIECHV TACC) is a ZERO TO THREE project implemented in partnership with Chapin Hall, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and Walter R. McDonald and Associates (WRMA). The TACC is funded through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the implementation of the MIECHV program through delivery of high quality, responsive technical assistance to state and territory grantees, national models, and federal staff in coordination and collaboration with other technical assistance providers.

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