Policy, Advocacy and Support
Policy, Advocacy and Support
Office of Head Start
Promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.
The National Bureau of Economic Research
A private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.
The California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health
Assists policymakers, funders and organizations to design and implement high-quality practices that promote the healthy social and emotional development of children under the age of five.
The Alliance for Early Success
A catalyst for bringing state, national, and funding partners together to improve state policies for children, starting at birth and continuing through age eight.
Children’s Data Network
A university, agency, and community collaborative focused on the integration and application of data to inform programs and policies for children and their families.
Data Quality Campaign
A national, nonprofit organization leading the effort to bring every part of the education community together to empower educators, parents, and policymakers with quality information to make decisions that ensure students achieve their best.
Results First Clearinghouse Database
This one-stop online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various interventions as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
The Center improves the public’s health through high-quality, objective, and evidence-based research and data that informs effective policymaking. They advance this mission through policy analysis, policy-relevant research, public service, community partnership, media relations, and education.
Early Edge California
Nonprofit advocacy organization working to ensure all children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of 3rd grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.
A leading non-partisan national, state and local research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving children's overall well-being.
First Focus, The Children’s Network
A bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions.
Economic Policy Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
- Building a Strong Foundation: State Policy for Early Childhood Education
- Renewing Childhood’s Promise: The History and Future of Federal Early Care and Education Policy
- Challenges in the Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Practices for Birth-to-Five Year Olds and Their Families
- California Early Childhood Profile
- Getting Started: 10 Fundamentals of Coordinated State Early Care and Education Data Systems
- Ten-Year Trends in the Health of Young Children in California: 2003 to 2011-2012
- Not Golden Yet – Building a Stronger Workforce for Young Children in America
- High Quality Child Care Is Out of Reach for Working Families