Developing and Moving an Infant–Toddler Policy Agenda
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center hosted two state policy action team meetings on developing and moving an infant-toddler policy agenda. The first meeting was held in May 2013 with public–private teams from Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The second meeting was held in May 2014 with public-private teams from Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
The goals for both meetings were to:
- Highlight innovative state models and strategies for developing and operationalizing an infant–toddler policy agenda;
- Assist participating states in moving forward a policy agenda for infant, toddlers, and their families; and
- Promote relationships and continued collaborative work among participants.
Sessions focused on topics such as: crafting an infant–toddler policy agenda, effective communication strategies, engaging and supporting families, promoting equity, establishing cross-system initiatives to support infants and toddlers, meeting the needs of young children in the child welfare system, leveraging funding sources to support infant–toddler initiatives, and improving the quality of infant–toddler services.
Materials for both meetings can be downloaded below:
May 2013 meeting:
Download the agenda for the May 2013 meeting here.
Download the May 2013 meeting summary, which includes key points, notes, and materials from each session, here.
May 2014 meeting:
Download the agenda for the May 2014 meeting here.
Download the May 2014 meeting summary, which includes key points, notes, and materials from each session, here.
ZERO TO THREE thanks the Alliance for Early Success for their generous support of this technical assistance opportunity.