Expanding Access to Early Head Start: State Initiatives for Infants & Toddlers at Risk
ZERO TO THREE and CLASP draw on newly conducted research on state efforts to expand and enhance access to Early Head Start (EHS) services for infants, toddlers, and their families.
This report describes the diverse strategies states are using to build upon EHS and offers recommendations for states interested in expanding this proven program. The report builds on Building on the Promise: State Initiatives to Expand Access to Early Head Start for Young Children and their Families, a paper released by ZERO TO THREE and CLASP in 2008. Read the report now.
Georgia launched a voluntary quality rating and improvement system in January 2012 with the expectation that 700 child care programs would begin participating in the first year.
North Carolina is working to reduce infant mortality rates and improve birth outcomes through its innovative Pregnancy Medical Home program.