Charting Progress Policy Framework Summary - Now Available!
Jan 09, 2008
CLASP s Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care project is a multi-year effort to highlight state policies that support the healthy growth and development of infants and toddlers in child care settings, and to build an online resource to help states implement these policies. In the first year of this project, CLASP worked with ZERO TO THREE to develop a Policy Framework, drawing on the input of over one hundred experts around the country. The Framework sets forth four key principles that establish the foundation of supports that all babies and toddlers in child care need, as well as 15 recommendations that state child care licensing, quality, and subsidy policies should address.
The Policy Framework Summary is now available online. Check back for future products, including research-based rationales supporting each recommendation, and a new section on this website that will present the full Framework with sets of policies that may help states move towards each recommendation. To learn more about the research base for this project, see: Supporting Growth and Development of Babies in Child Care: What Does the Research Say?