- Action Planning Tool for Infant Toddler Peer Learning Group - This work or action planning tool offers your team three section to use during the course of the Peer Learning Group. The first section (in purple) allows your team to summarize your team’s goals and priorities for the Peer Learning Group, as well as capture your state’s or territory’s goals regarding access and quality for infants and toddlers over time. The second section (in green) provides a place for your team to capture ideas and information coming out of each webinar. The last section (in gray) provides your team the space to have an action plan take shape.
This website provides information and resources on Program for Infant/Toddler Care, which seeks to ensure that America's infants get a safe, healthy, emotionally secure and intellectually rich start in life. Its three-pronged mission is to increase the availability and quality of child care for all children under age three; disseminate information that increases the practice of responsive, respectful and relationship based infant toddler care; and influence national, regional and local policies and practices so that the needs and interests of individual infants, toddlers, and their families are the foundation for all curriculum development and program activity.
State Licensing & QRIS Resources
- Comparison of State Licensing and QRIS Standards for Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Centers: Learning Environment, Developmental Domains, and Assessment (2014) National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI)
- Comparison of State Licensing and QRIS Standards for Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Centers: Family Engagement (2014) National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI)
- Comparison of State Licensing and QRIS Standards for Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Centers: Health Services, Nutrition, and Disabilities (2014) National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI)
Resources on Effective Program Characteristics & Promoting High-Quality
State Profiles & Data
- NCCP State Profiles
State Profiles by the National Center for Children in Poverty, which were produced as part of the Improving the Odds for Young Children project. These profiles highlight states’ policy choices that promote health, education, and strong families alongside other contextual data related to the well-being of young children.
- ZTT Baby Facts
ZERO TO THREE’s State Baby Facts provide a snapshot of how very young children are faring in each state. The fact sheets help us understand what it is like to be a very young child in each state and the important resources that can change the future life course for the many children who are not getting off to the best start. These fact sheets present infant and toddler data in the framework of good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences and provide a comparison to national averages.
- Fifty-State Chart Book
The Child and Family Policy Center and the BUILD Initiative’s Fifty State Chart Book provides the available information compiled in a way that enables comparisons, by race, ethnicity and income level, both within and across states, of differences and disparities in well-being, service use and environmental conditions. The nineteen indicators in the Chart Book span various domains of well-being and offer a holistic picture of how children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds are faring.
- Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies (2013) Center for Law and Social Policy.
Based on the Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care Project framework and corresponding research, CLASP gathered information on key infant-toddler child care policies, including: child care subsidy; child care licensing; child care quality; workforce and professional development; health; family support; and infant-toddler initiatives. Data in this report were collected through a survey sent to state child care administrators in all states and the District of Columbia, as well as from publicly available data sources. State policies reported here do not reflect a single point in time. And because state child care policies are subject to change, some states may have changed policies since this information was collected.
- Infants and Toddlers in CCDBG: 2013 Update. Center for Law and Social Policy.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary funding source for federal child care subsidies to low-income working families, as well as for improving child care quality. CCDBG provides child care assistance to children from birth to age 13. This fact sheet highlights key data about infants and toddlers served by CCDBG.
Policy & Financing
- Blending and Braiding Early Childhood Program Funding Streams Toolkit: Enhancing Financing for High-Quality Early Learning Programs (2013) Ounce of Prevention Fund.
This toolkit is designed to provide policymakers with strategies, tools, resources and options to make policy choices that facilitate the blending and braiding of funding streams to improve access to and length of children’s participation in full-workday, full-year, high-quality early learning programs that benefit vulnerable young children and working families.