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50-State Data, Report or Brief 2017

Using Medicaid to Help Young Children and Parents Access Mental Health Services

This brief examines states' use of Medicaid as a key source of funding for early childhood mental health (ECMH) services. It presents the results of a 50-state survey that gathered information from state administrators about Medicaid coverage 

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50-State Data, Report or Brief 2017

Every Student Succeeds Act and Opportunities to Prioritize Early Learning Policy Goals

Links to states' draft plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with a focus on elements related to early learning.

view link by Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)
Webinar 2017

Briefing on New ROI Data that Includes Health Benefits

For the first time, Professor James Heckman and his team have calculated the economic value of better health outcomes, as well as the economic benefits of providing high-quality childcare to mothers. 

 
Report or Brief 2016

Seizing New Policy Opportunities to Help Low-Income Mothers with Depression: Current Landscape, Innovations, and Next Steps

This paper details federal, state, and local efforts to help low-income mothers with depression, building on new policy provisions available through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), recent federal decisions and guidance, and local and state innovations. 

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50-State Data, Report or Brief 2016

Disparate Access

This brief highlights state-level data by race and ethnicity about differential access to Head Start preschool, Early Head Start (EHS), and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)-funded child care. The brief also identifies potential policy implications and the gaps in the data that limit our ability to more comprehensively analyze the findings.

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50-State Data 2016

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Participants, Programs, Families, and Staff in 2014

This fact sheet uses information reported through the PIR to describe the children and families served in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the services provided to them during the 2013-2014 program year.

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Report or Brief 2016

State Medicaid and Early Intervention Agency Partnerships to Promote Healthy Child Development

To ensure children receive timely access to necessary care within the scope of limited state budgets, Medicaid and EI agencies must establish carefully articulated processes for medical and community-based service providers to deliver developmental screening, referral, and follow-up services. 

view link by National Academy for State Health Policy
Report or Brief 2016

The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid Reimbursement for Developmental Screening: Insights from Georgia, Minnesota, and North Carolina

State Medicaid agencies can play an important role in promoting early identification of developmental delays by reimbursing and tracking the use of standardized developmental screening. 

view link by National Academy for State Health Policy
50-State Data, Searchable Database 2016

Improving the Odds State Early Childhood Policy Profiles

NCCP’s Early Childhood Profiles highlight state policy choices that promote health, education, and strong families alongside other contextual data related to the well-being of young children.

view link by National Center for Children in Poverty
50-State Data, Searchable Database 2016

Young Child Risk Calculator

State-by-state data on risk factors known to increase the chance of poor health, school, and developmental outcomes for young children. Children with three or more risks are exceptionally vulnerable. 

view link by National Center for Children in Poverty