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Moving to High Quality Child Care for All: Addressing Inequities through CCDBG State Plans

October 2018

As States begin implementing their required CCDBG triennial plans for 2019-2021, Child Care Administrators and other State policy leaders should use this opportunity to improve the quality of, and expand access to, child care for low-income families of color.

Policy Paper

Family First Prevention Services Act: Pregnant & Parenting Youth FAQs

October 2018

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law on February 9, 2018. The FAQs in this brief provide responses to the most commonly asked questions related to this population.


Opportunities to Strengthen Developmental Screening for Children Involved in Child Welfare Systems

April 2018

The recommendations in this brief highlight strategies for improving the delivery of developmental screening and early intervention for children who become known to state and local child welfare systems.

(13 pp)


Advancing Equity-Driven Family Engagement for Systems Change in Early Childhood


This brief explores how early childhood leaders can advance efforts to engage families along a continuum—from first teacher to policy advocate for systems change in early childhood.
(4 pp)

Policy Paper

Federal Spending on Prenatal to Three

March 2018

This policy paper discusses how the biggest opportunities to improve children’s health and development are through cultivating safety, stability, and nurturing in homes while expanding resources and opportunities in poor neighborhoods.
(65 pp)


Approach to Finalizing CCDF State Plans for FY 2016-2018

February 2016

This policy paper outlines recommendations for FY 2016-2018 that will improve health, safety, and quality of child care while making it more responsive to needs of children and working families.
(8 pp)