The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers Capacity Building Hub’s newsletter highlights the PN-3 work underway in the Pritzker Children’s Initiative’s grantee states and communities. Read this newsletter for updates on what’s happening in South Carolina, Nebraska and other areas.
As summer winds down and school-age kids return to (most likely) virtual school, I’d like to wish you and your family a smooth re-entry into the school year.
This month, we are shining a spotlight on the work of two of our NCIT Capacity-Building Hub state coalitions: South Carolina and Nebraska. The State Spotlight is an ongoing opportunity to share the work happening at the state or community level and foster connections among grantees.
Spotlight: South Carolina
South Carolina’s PN-3 work uses infant mental health or the social-emotional well-being of young children as the frame for developing goals for increasing and building quality services for very young children and their families. Infant mental health or infants’ social-emotional well-being is really the crux of all other aspects of their health, development, and well-being. Read about South Carolina’s work here.
Nebraska’s Prenatal-To-Three Coalition is fully committed to ensuring more of the state’s most frequently underserved families have access to systems and resources necessary for the healthy development of our youngest children, beginning with supports in the prenatal period. Read about Nebraska’s work here.
This First Five Nebraska resource, My Nebraska Story, facilitates connections between business and child care. It also includes a growing list of resources for business and community leaders on ways to support working parents and promote quality child care.
Other State News
I would also like to call your attention to a new resource, How Texas Policymakers Understand and Support Early Childhood Brain Development: Learnings From a Recent Survey. The Episcopal Health Foundation partnered with TexProtects and Child Trends to conduct a survey to learn what state and local policymakers in Texas know about early childhood brain development, and how they use that information in their decision making. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of key findings from the 60 policymakers who responded to the survey.
Do you want to have your PN-3 story or resources featured? Email Mariana Florit at MFlorit@BUILDInitiative.org.
Article September 16, 2021
The State and Local Fiscal Recover Fund (SLFRF) is providing counties with $65.1 billion in funding to cover increased expenditures, replenish lost revenue, and mitigate economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource highlights examples of SLFRF spending strategies from counties across the country.
Building Supportive Communities: The BUIlD Initiative an Institute for Museum and Library Services Partnership
Article September 3, 2021
Libraries and museums are among our communities’ most engaging and trusted learning institutions and provide a place for children, parents, caregivers, and other adults to play and learn. This toolkit outlines strategies for leaders from early childhood programs, libraries, and museums to pool their talents and resources to strengthen outcomes for child and families and extend the reach of their programs and services.
Archived Webinar September 1, 2021
The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation offers virtual training webinars from experts on key topics in the field of infant & early childhood mental health, followed by meaningful discussion. Webinar 2, accessed on this webpage, examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Tribal Communities, explores traditional practices and their role in healing and resilience, examines the commonalities of IECMHC and traditional practices; and identifies practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for tribal communities, in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development.