This planning tool showcases how the federal relief funds can be used to support infant, toddler, and family well-being through strategies to expand, improve, target, and make early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health services more accessible and responsive.
The nearly 30 federal relief funds present early childhood leaders working to increase equitable access to high-quality early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health programs and services with enormous opportunity—particularly now, when racial inequities, job losses, and evictions are rampant. The document profiles the relevant federal relief funds, including the total dollars and the timeline for spending; who gets the money; references to federal memos, policy guidance, and more; applicability to specific prenatal-to-three strategies; and who may influence use of the funds.
The specific prenatal-to-three early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health strategies found in Supporting Prenatal-to-Three with Federal Relief Funds are culled from the actions that 30 Pritzker Children’s Initiative state and local prenatal-to-three coalitions are pursuing.
The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers Capacity-Building Hub, which is managed by BUILD, oversaw the development of this resource. It was written by the BUILD Initiative in collaboration with CLASP, EducationCounsel, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families, and Linchpin Strategies.
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.
Report June 2, 2021
The recovery legislation that policymakers will consider this year marks a historic opportunity to help drive an equitable recovery in which 1) all children can reach their full potential; 2) workers in low-paid jobs or facing weak labor market prospects have the supports they need; and 3) we take large strides toward universal health coverage.
Understanding the Cost of Quality Child Care in New Mexico: A Cost Estimation Model to Inform Subsidy Rate Setting
Report June 1, 2021
New Mexico, along with every other state, currently relies on the market-rate survey approach to set rates paid by public funding for child care subsidies under federal Child Care Development Block Grants. Under a market survey approach, child care rates paid by public funding are based on what parents can afford to pay for child care, not necessarily related to the actual cost of delivering quality care. This paper outlines a cost-estimation model, informed by cost study data, that allows New Mexico’s early childhood leaders to better understand the actual cost of providing early care and education services in New Mexico.