States must develop fiscal policies that move systems toward delivery of services in a comprehensive manner and that provide financial incentives for ongoing quality and system improvement.
Strategic financing strategies allow and incentivize braiding and blending of funding streams; leverage federal, state, local, and private dollars across systems; and secure sufficient and sustainable funding to support progress toward common goals. Thinking creatively about how to prioritize infants and toddlers in state budgets – through set-asides or specific line items – can ensure their needs are not overlooked.
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We need support from all areas of the country to achieve our goals for infants and toddlers.