Advancing State Policies for Infants and Toddlers: Lessons Learned From Three States

Beginning in 2014, ZERO TO THREE staff helped Indiana, Oregon, and Vermont bring together public and private stakeholders to focus on infants and toddlers and served as a partner and facilitator in advancing their priorities. These planning groups worked closely with existing state early childhood advisory councils that have a birth to 5 (or 8) focus, but took advantage of the opportunity to focus intentionally on better serving infants and toddlers. This brief highlights lessons learned from their experiences, as well as promising examples from other states that have focused on this age group, and offers recommendations to states embarking on similar endeavors.

With this brief, brought to you by Zero to Three, we are hoping to elevate infant-toddler issues within broader early childhood initiatives, strengthen collaboration across systems, expand the base of stakeholders championing infant-toddler priorities, and develop a more unified voice for babies. It also offers recommendations for other states looking to engage in similar processes.

This resource was brought to you by Zero to Three, the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs.

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