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Child Trends

Child Trends (CT) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides research on a range of early childhood topics. They work to ensure that all kids thrive by conducting independent research and partnering with practitioners and policymakers to apply that knowledge.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

  • Participate in the Racial Equity Hub. CT will provide a wealth of expertise in the collection and use of data and research to provide technical assistance to state advocates and inform the Alliance’s race equity agenda. CT will conduct trainings on how to use data to understand and advance racial equity.
  • Data use and data integration. CT will continue the work of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) and share the learnings of the ECDC race equity panel to use their data to understand racial inequities and promote solutions based on data. CT will continue to support the network by sharing data analysis and use of administrative data to support policy discussions related to COVID-19 response, state budgets, and implementation of CCDBG funds.
  • Policy-relevant, actionable research with the Alliance network. CT will continue to develop briefs, fact sheets, blogs, and presentations that can elevate research and data that are relevant to early childhood advocates, including home visiting and telehealth, understanding implications of COVID-19 on policy and practice, the intersection between early childhood and child welfare, and supporting young children with disabilities.