This paper provides state policy leaders with a framework to consider and assess early childhood governance options. The paper examines current state practices for oversight of policies and programs related to children from birth to age five, exploring and analyzing the different governance approaches.
Article July 22, 2021
HOPE, a BUILD Initiative project, works to ensure that each child, regardless of race, neighborhood, or family income, has equitable opportunities to achieve positive health and education outcomes. This overview looks at HOPE efforts underway in Alabama, California, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
Report April 1, 2021
This paper, an update of a 2014 version, highlights the significant benefits of developing a statewide community-level infrastructure as a core component of a statewide early childhood system. It provides an overview of the key lessons BUILD team members and systems-building partners have learned over the years.
Report January 1, 2021
This report draws on our work and the lessons of others to capture the experience of states in the months and years following the 2014 reauthorization. CLASP’s level of engagement with these states varied from one-time phone or email consultations on interpretation of the law to in-depth, in-person consultation to develop and evaluate policy options for complying with the reauthorization.