Tools

CLASP is creating technical assistance tools to help states chart their own progress toward improving child care for babies and toddlers through child care licensing, subsidy, and quality enhancement policies. These tools will frame desired goals, provide specific policy options, and point toward additional resources to inform state policy development for babies and toddlers in child care. States can then examine their own policies and identify opportunities for change. 

  • Planning Funding Partnerships: A Worksheet to Help States Get Started in Putting it Together
    Nov 13, 2012 | CHRISTINE JOHNSON-STAUB
    This worksheet comes from CLASP's Putting It Together: A Guide to Financing Comprehensive Services in Child Care and Early Education. States and communities embarking on financing partnerships to expand access to comprehensive services can use this worksheet to begin mapping the need, available resources, and potential partnering strategies that will help them move forward. This document may be downloaded, edited, and saved. For our complete guide to financing partnerships, read Putting it Together.

  • A Tool Using Data to Inform a State Early Childhood Agenda
    JAN 18, 2011  |  CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION
    This tool is intended for state advocates and policymakers to use as they work to develop a state early childhood agenda. It includes a series of key questions to understand the context and conditions of young children, birth to six, in the state. It also includes questions specific to infants and toddlers.

    Building Comprehensive State Systems for Vulnerable Babies 
    JAN 4, 2011  |  CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION
    Every state has the pieces of a comprehensive early childhood system in place. This tool will help state leaders locate and build them into a system that meets the needs of children and families.

  • A Tool Using Data to Inform a State Infant/Toddler Care Agenda
    MAR 15, 2010  |  ELIZABETH HOFFMANN
    This tool is includes a series of key questions to understand the context and conditions of infants and toddlers in the state, encompassing data on demographics and program/service participation, as well as the details of child care and early education settings in the state.
     
  • A Tool to Examine State Child Care Subsidy Policies and Promote Stable, Quality Care for Low-Income Babies and Toddlers
    NOV 02, 2009  |  Rachel schumacher
    This tool is designed to provide a policy framework that lays out ideas for increasing access for low-income babies and toddlers to high quality child care settings through state child care subsidy systems.
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