The Why Early Childhood Matters: Early Brain Development Presentation is a resource to share with community leaders about the importance of early brain development and how a child's experiences in the first five years can build either a strong or weak foundation for future learning, health and life success.
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This memo identifies the type of funding, the source of funding, the funding recipients and how the funds are used (categorized by ELAC’s focus areas of accessibility, affordability and high quality).
This report distills a set of 48 early childhood indicators that reflect healthy development of young children. The report also highlights 10 emerging themes, areas that are not sufficiently addressed by existing indicators and where further inquiry is needed.
This report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for a renewed emphasis on reading success by outlining the challenges, issuing recommendations and providing state-level data to help stakeholders rally around this critical call to action.
This toolkit, created by FrameWorks Institute, contains communications resources based on the scientific story of child development.
First Five Years Fund has created a range of communications tools and resources for advocates to customize and use, including videos and infographics.
NCCP's Improving the Odds for Young Children project provides information on states' efforts to support the well-being and school success of young children. Access state policy profiles and a young child risk calculator.
Zero to Three provides information and resources on the development of infants and toddlers, including state fact sheets.