Arkansas’ Implementation of Suspension and Expulsion Reduction Policies (ARISE)

This project will examine factors that support or hinder the effective implementation of Arkansas’ innovative policies to promote children’s social-emotional development and reduce expulsion in child care programs.

Expanding Opportunities for Family Engagement

Research has proven that giving parents the tools they need to support a child’s social, emotional, language, and academic progress can be critical to setting a foundation for success. This project tracks research-informed policies and programs that support parents’ engagement in their young children’s learning and development. 

Improving the Odds for Young Children

Improving the Odds for Young Children shines a spotlight on state variation in the policy commitment to low-income young children and families. The result is a unique, state-by-state picture of the population of young children and the policy choices that states make across a range of services. 

Making Work Supports Work

Making Work Supports Work is a collaborative project in which NCCP works with state and national partners to help policymakers improve supports for low-wage workers and their families. The goal is to promote a work support system that enables full-time workers to make ends meet and ensures that earning more always improves a family’s financial bottom line.

PRiSM: Promoting Research-informed State Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Policies and Scaled Initiatives

PRiSM helps advocates and policymakers identify many of the most promising strategies states are using to promote infant-toddler mental health. PRiSM has an online, searchable collection of research-informed IECMH policies and scaled initiatives along with summaries of research about key IECMH strategies

Supporting Young Children’s Mental Health

This project aims to highlight opportunities, strategies, and current state efforts to promote young children’s mental health. From infancy onward, young children’s mental health plays a critical role in early learning and development. Essential supports for young children’s mental health should be widely available – in health care settings, home-visiting and community parenting programs, in early care and education settings, and through other community-based services. 

Two-Generation Policies for Young Children and Families in Deep Poverty

Living in poverty places a child at greater risk for school failure, health problems, and low economic achievement in adulthood. This project examines the well-being and life circumstances of young children in deep poverty and policies and programs that can help them — and their parents — move toward opportunity. 

Past projects can be found in the NCCP Projects Archive