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Moving an Infant-Toddler Policy Agenda

Moving an Infant-Toddler Policy Agenda
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center hosted a state policy action team meeting on developing and moving an infant-toddler policy agenda in May 2013. Based on their responses to a Request for Applications, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania sent teams to participate.
 
The goals of the meeting 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, developing effective messaging, engaging “hard to reach” families, leveraging funding sources to support infant-toddler initiatives, and improving the quality of infant-toddler services.

Materials for the meeting can be downloaded below:
Meeting agenda, click here
Meeting summary, which includes key points, notes, and resources from each session can be viewed here.
 
The Policy Center will work with the five participating states over the next year to help them move forward with goals identified as a result of the meeting.

ZERO TO THREE thanks the Alliance for Early Success for their generous support of this technical assistance opportunity.

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