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.
Archived Webinar January 24, 2024
These resources are from the January 19 webinar, We Can't Do It Alone: Partnering with Local Government to Advance Statewide PN-3 Efforts.
Report November 1, 2023
PDG B-5 Planning and Renewal Grants are being used by states across a wide range of content areas in the early childhood care and education system, and in a variety of ways. The federal funding provides a systems framework and seeks to offer flexibility within that framework. States are using the federal funding to build capacity, create infrastructure, provide direct services, and pilot work that is new for them. This work is occurring within a broad framework provided by the federal government. This brief explores the choices that PDG B-5 grantees plan for the use of the financing provided, which has impact on the overall ECCE systems that they are building and implementing. Within PDG B-5, states had to demonstrate how they would allocate the financial resources available across required and discretionary activity categories. We can learn about their priorities from a look at the choices that they made.
Minnesota’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: Game Changer for Children and Families Webinar Resources
Archived Meeting Resources October 12, 2023
This recording and resources are from the October 5, 2023 webinar, Minnesota’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: Game Changer for Children and Families