Initiatives

This database contains key information on initiatives that address the needs of infants and toddlers in early care and education settings. Basic information about each project is provided as well as details about the target population and scope of the initiative. Initiatives that directly impact children and families also include annual data regarding numbers served.

Initiatives and activities are searchable by state, system element, (primary element of the early care and education system as defined in the Eco-model developed by the National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative: http://nitcci.nccic.acf.hhs.gov/, or by keywords and topics. In addition, we have included an archives section which includes initiatives that are no longer currently active yet whose information may be helpful to those planning similar initiatives. All of the initiatives, active and archived, are searchable together or separately by selecting the appropriate drop down tab below.

Where possible, the information was reviewed by State and Territory Administrators, or a contact for the specific initiative prior to posting.

This database is not intended to offer a complete list of all types of programs that provide services to infants, toddlers and their families.

Information in the database was gathered from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):



  • States' Request for Assistance Applications;
  • State and Territory CCDF Plans;
  • Initiative Nomination Forms;
  • Program Websites;
  • Internet Research; and
  • Existing Studies and Profiles of Initiatives.
  • Information provided and gathered by the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center, which partners with NITCCI

This database is updated regularly. If you are aware of an infant and toddler child care initiative that is not in the database or discover incorrect information you may email changes to itcc@zerotothree.org. To provide an initiative update or a new initiative you may print and complete an Initiatives Nomination Form available in Word and PDF format, and our staff will research it for possible inclusion in the database.

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