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PolicyGuide_ZerotoThree

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A Guide to improved policies for infAnts And toddlers
Early ExpEriEncEs MattE
 
EARLY EXPERIENCES MATTER POLICY GUIDE
Listing of Contents
© 2009 by ZERO TO THREE
About Us
 
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Infant-Toddler Policy Framework Systems FrameworMaking the CaseInfant-Toddler DataA Place to Get Started
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Physical HealthSocial and Emotional HealthDevelopmental Screening
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Basic NeedsFamily LeaveChild WelfareHome Visiting
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Child CareEarly Head StartEarly Intervention
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SystemsState Advisory CouncilsState Self-Assessment Checklist
 
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprot organization that inorms, trains, andsupports proessionals, policymakers, and parents in their eorts to improve the lives o inants and toddlers.Our mission is to promote the health and development o inants and toddlers. We achieve this by translating research and knowledge—specically inormation about the kinds o early experiences that help children thrive— into a range o practical tools and resources or use by the adults whoinfuence the lives o young children. We are unique in our multidisciplinary approach to child development.Our emphasis on bringing together the perspectives o many elds andspecialties is rooted in robust research studies that show that all domainso development—social, emotional, intellectual, language, and physical—areinterdependent and work together to promote a child’s overall health andwell-being in the context o amily and culture.
About ZERO TO THREEAbout the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center 
The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center is a nonpartisan, research-basedresource or ederal and state policymakers and advocates on the uniquedevelopmental needs o inants and toddlers. The Policy Center brings tobear ZERO TO THREE’s more than 30 years o research-based expertise oninant and toddler development to ensure that public policies refect bestpractices and current research in support o our nation’s very young children.Our agenda is simple: The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center promotes
 good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences
or all inants and toddlers, with special emphasis on those who are the most vulnerable andin need. The Policy Center advances public policy solutions and investmentsor the health and development o very young children and their amilies. Indoing so, the Policy Center synthesizes and disseminates knowledge, cultivatesadvocacy leadership, and engages policymakers.
© 2009 by ZERO TO THREE
Photo credits:Top – Veer; Bottom – Charles Smith/CorbisModels in images are or illustrative purposes only.

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