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.
Blog September 28, 2023
On September 30, 2023, federal funding made available to child care providers during the pandemic will expire. In this blog, providers discuss the impact.
Report December 23, 2022
States, territories, and tribes actively seek to ensure family access to child care and child care provider access to subsidized payment rates to support them in serving children and families. The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), a core part of the child care market, allows flexibility in its implementation by states, territories, and tribes. This flexibility supports access and quality and ensures that families whose child care is covered by subsidy funding have the same experience selecting and accessing it as families who are not eligible to receive child care assistance. This brief discusses the role policies related to subsidy-rate-setting can play in supporting equitable access for families and equity in funding amounts of reimbursement rates.
Video November 1, 2022
During this webinar, we welcomed guest speakers from Home Grown who discussed their strategies for applying Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) grants to support home-based child care. Strategies explored included home-visiting and family, friend, and neighbor care; staffed family child care networks; and pre-K.