This brief from ZERO TO THREE and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) identifies six policy opportunities that are ripe for action at the state and federal levels to improve outcomes for babies.
State and Federal Opportunities to Improve the Lives of Infants and Toddlers and their Families calls on federal and state policymakers to embrace a bold policy agenda—one that invests in proven programs and seizes new opportunities to make policies work better for families with infants and toddlers. The six policy recommendations, while not comprehensive, represent key policy opportunities that are timely and already have groundwork laid at the local, state, or federal level. Additional resources are listed to support implementation of the policy solutions.
This brief is part of the Building Strong Foundations: Advancing Comprehensive Policies for Infants, Toddlers, and Families project.