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State & Community Policy

Policy decisions made at the state and community levels directly impact the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families. The resources below will help you stay abreast of innovative state and community policy approaches across the country.

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State Policy Tracker - View this at-a-glance resource to see which states have in place important policies that promote high-quality programs for infants and toddlers and build the capacity of the workforce.

Professional Resources - Learn more about the state policy process and download resources on issues that impact infants, toddlers, and their families at both the state and community levels.

Baby Matters: A Gateway to State Policies and Initiatives - Search the Baby Matters database for resource information on state policies and initiatives that impact infants, toddlers and their families.

National Baby Facts - Learn more about the state of infants, toddlers, and families in the U.S. through this national profile.

State Baby Facts - See how infants, toddlers, and their families are faring in each of the 51 states across the U.S.

Community Initiatives - Learn about the community initiatives featured at ZERO TO THREE and Cuyahoga County, Ohio’s Invest in Children’s national policy summit on early childhood system building in communities.

Policy Guide - The Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide includes an issue brief on State Advisory Councils, as well as other policy briefs, practical tools, and in-depth policy papers.

National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative Resource Archive - Project of the Federal Child Care Bureau at ZERO TO THREE that is designed to support Child Care Development Fund administrators in their efforts to effect systems-wide improvements in infant and toddler child care.

Developing and Moving an Infant–Toddler Policy Agenda - The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center hosted three cross-state meetings on developing and moving an infant–toddler policy agenda in May 2013, May 2014, and September 2014. This webpage provides information about the meetings, including notes from sessions and links to presentations and handouts.



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