- Talking about Early Childhood Development, FrameWorks Institute Toolkit
- Heckman Equation (focus on the return on investment of high-quality ECD)
- Filling the Gap, The Forum for Youth Investment Infographic
- First 2000 Days, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
- Chowan infographics as an example
- The Boston Basics
- This free initiative was started by Harvard economics professor Ron Ferguson, who — with a group of his African American colleagues in Boston — got very tired of the persistence of racial achievement gaps in the city and in America. He worked from the neuroscience of early development to identify five principals of parent-child engagement that have the potential to tip the balance on improving developmental outcomes for young children.
- There are five short videos, each with a parents’ tip sheet and other materials. The videos are available online for free and are in English, Spanish and Haitian now with other language translations pending. There is also a new Community Toolkit, freely available on the website.
- By becoming a partner in this work, a community or state can license the materials and recreate them in the name of their own community. Here are some best practices:
- Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success, Council for a Stronger America
- A report that examines how character skills formed in early childhood contribute to building a strong workforce
- The Business Case For Child Care, WilmingtonBiz
- Employees need high-quality child care; child care worries affect productivity and absenteeism, which are critical to a business’s bottom line.
- Leading the Way: A Guide for Business Engagement in Early Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Toolkit
- A toolkit that provides resources for the business community to advance access to high-quality, affordable childcare.
- Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for a Competitive Workforce Report
- This report focuses on early learning as an investment in workforce development by supporting policies that proffer high-quality, evidence-based learning programs