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Report or Brief 2018

Indispensables for Quality Pre-K

Read about three instructional practices and three policies that are indispensable to high-quality teaching and learning in pre-K, according to program leaders and researchers across the country.

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Fact Sheet, Toolkit 2018

5 Messaging Tips for Advocates and Policy Professionals

Since I became the Communications Director at Texans Care for Children in 2014, I’ve had the opportunity to attend communications trainings, read up on messaging research and best practices, and realize some of the things I was doing wrong during the previous 15 years that I spent communicating publicly about policy issues. Most people don’t have the time to dig into that research or spend two days at a conference in Omaha learning to communicate effectively about policy issues. So let me share with you my interpretation of some of the key tips that the experts have shared with me and that I try — not always successfully — to follow.

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Infographic 2018

The Bedrock of American Business

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's infographic brings early childhood education data, research, case studies, and external resources together in an easy-to-navigate interactive infographic.

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Infographic 2018

Census 2020: What you need to know and why it is important for kids

Why is an accurate census important for kids? Which children are at risk of being undercounted? How can you help?

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Fact Sheet 2017

"Child Care:Research-BasedPolicy Recommendations for Executive and Legislative Officials in 2017"

Three recommendations focused on the small business owners across the nation who operate child care centers or licensed care out of their homes. 

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Website 2017

Heckman Equation

Need to make the case for investing in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children? Get videos, scientific papers, infographics and research summaries to download, share, and embed in your work.

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Website 2017

First Five Years Fund

The First Five Years Fund provides information, advocacy and outreach materials that help advance federal investment in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five. Download infographics, reports, videos, letters, and presentation decks from the website.

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Website 2017

Center on the Developing Child

The Center strives to present information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible to a wide range of readers. Download briefs, videos,  presentations, tools and guides.

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Infographic 2017

Five Numbers to Remember about Early Childhood Development

These five numbers illustrate the importance of early childhood to the learning, behavior, and health of later life and explain why getting things right the first time is easier and more effective than trying to fix them later.

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Infographic 2016

A divided electorate is united on early childhood education

The First Five Years Fund’s annual national poll shows that early childhood education is one of the best ways for candidates to connect with voters because it is one of their top priorities–regardless of party.

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