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Built for Babies: A Family Centered Approach to State Policies

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center is excited to share a new opportunity for states and territories interested in building their capacity to advance family-centered policies and systems that support families with children prenatal to three.

Built for Babies: A Family Centered Approach to State Policies will span from July 2023 – November 2025. Project activities include:

  • an in-person cross-team meeting in October 2023 (travel and accommodations for five people per state/territory funded by ZTT) – location TBD
  • individualized technical assistance and virtual peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • access to an opportunity fund

We are specifically interested in partnering with state/territory teams that have not had a long-standing deep focus on P-3, but are interested in building their capacity to do so (see list of eligible states and territories on page 4 of the attached PDF). We will support teams to develop or refine and make progress on P-3 policy and system priorities specific to their context (potential areas could include but are not limited to: health, mental health, early care and education, paid leave, family support, home visiting, Part C early intervention, screening and referral, nutrition, child welfare, family economic security, workforce, early childhood governance, and partnering with families).

Applicants have the option of applying through a brief written application via surveymonkey (due by June 1st) or through a 50-minute Zoom interview (sign up for a slot by May 26th, interviews will take place June 1-5). Please see the attached Request for Applications for more information and how to apply!

A Q&A Call was hosted on May 11th to provide an overview of the RFA and answer any questions from prospective applicants. The video and powerpoint can be viewed below.


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