Policy Resource

Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide

Download Files Feb 10, 2010

The Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide is your set of tools for taking action and improving public policies that impact the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families.

The greatest opportunity for influencing a child’s life begins on day one, and public policy plays an important role in ensuring that our youngest children get off to the best possible start in life. Policy is how practice and research can reach millions across every state, in every community, and in Washington, DC, and there are multiple ways for you to get involved in the public policy process at all levels of decision making.

The Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide is your set of tools for taking action and improving public policies that impact the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families.

The Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide offers you a wealth of policy options and strategies to use in your efforts to affect policy change for very young children and their families. We encourage you to use them in your work and disseminate them widely.

IN THIS GUIDE

  1. Overview & Policy Agenda
  2. Good Health
  3. Strong Families
  4. Positive Early Learning Experiences
  5. Early Childhood Systems
  6. National Baby Facts
  7. ZERO TO THREE Policy Pocket Card