Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care: Policy Framework
This Policy Framework offers four fundamental principles which form a basis for the supports that all babies and toddlers in child care need. In addition, the Policy Framework offers 15 recommendations that should be tackled in state child care licensing, quality, and subsidy policies.
The Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care project is a multi-year effort to identify state policies that support the healthy development of infants and toddlers in child care settings, and to build an online resource to help states implement these policies. The Policy Framework draws on the expertise of more than one hundred policymakers, researchers, and advocates at the state and national levels. Each recommendation corresponds to a key principle, reflects a desired goal, and is followed by a set of policies that may help states move toward that goal.
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