State Policy Lever Checklists


State leaders have a wide array of policy levers to consider when crafting state policies known to support the prenatal-to-3 period. To ensure that a policy has its intended impact on infants, toddlers, and their families, leaders must focus on the details of policy design and implementation.

Our suite of State Policy Lever Checklists supports these efforts by detailing the key components that make up each of our five Roadmap policies. These resources are intended to be a guide to state leaders considering the impact various policy levers have on program design and implementation. The checklists also highlight the ways in which policies may support a more equitable system of care.

Learn more and download the checklist(s) through the links below.


Did you know state policies play an important role in reducing child maltreatment? Rapid neurological development makes children especially susceptible to harmful stressors, such as maltreatment, during the prenatal-to-3 period. Though we may expect prevention
Just like that, we find ourselves 3 months into the 2024 legislative sessions! In this month’s post, we cover legislative trends in five prenatal-to-3 policy areas we’re tracking across multiple states. Some efforts are near
Rigorous research finds that statewide paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies have broad beneficial impacts to children, parents and families, and the labor force. This brief provides examples of the impacts of state PFML