Policy Statement to Support the Alignment of Health and Early Learning Systems

Drafted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education, the purpose of this policy statement is to support states and communities as they improve coordination, alignment, and enhancement of health and early learning systems to promote the healthy development, early learning, and well-being of all children from birth to kindergarten entry in the United States. The statement is intended for state and local policy-makers and administrators of systems, agencies, and programs responsible for children’s health, social-emotional development, and early learning to understand their roles and to initiate the improvement of service integration for young children.