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.
IPA’s Community Data Sources program features Cynthia Cunningham of Community Solutions showing our members where to find and how to use free online data tools.
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.
ReadyNation has a collection of advocacy tools focusing on the economic case for investing in early childhood, as well as research on the economic benefits of early childhood investments.
This three-part video series depicts what science tells us about early childhood development and how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains for better or for worse.
Resources created by the Center on the Developing Child seek to close the gap between what experts know about the science of early childhood and what the public understands and does about it. The Center strives to present information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible to a wide range of readers.