States and communities are advancing innovative ways to support critical facets of infant and toddler development as part of their early childhood systems focus. The leaders participating in this webinar highlighted their systems approaches, their leveraging of resources, and their ideas for the future. Speakers drew on their work overseeing a statewide Early Head Start-Child Care partnership; a multi-county integrated health and wellness initiative that includes mental health, family engagement and systems integration; and a community initiative focused on thriving babies that brings together services, system, community and family level strategies.
Blog September 25, 2023
This blog explains the impact of the policy choice to not renew the Child Tax Credit on the child poverty rate.
Home-Based Child Care: Embedding Wellness in HBCC Systems through Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality (Benchmarks)
Archived Webinar September 21, 2023
This recording and slide deck are from the September 19, 2023 Home-Based Child Care Webinar.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.