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Building Bridges Resources

The information provided in this section of the Web site was developed for the Building Bridges Among Health & Early Childhood Systems project partners within each of the 20 participating states. We encourage other state teams working to build bridges to support early brain and child development to use these materials to support their efforts. We’ve consolidated these resources in one place to help guide your efforts to improve early brain and child development within state early childhood systems.

If you have questions about any of these resources, please feel free to contact Cassie Bernardi at

Building Bridges Speaker's Kit
Supplemental Resources
A Guide to the Building Bridges Speaker's Kit
Speaker's Kit Introduction
ABCs of EBCD: Quick Contacts
Sample Meeting Agenda
Program Participation by State
PowerPoint Presentations
Foundational PPT
Pediatricians PPT
Pediatric EBCD Champions PPT
Early Childhood Advisory Council PPT
Quality Rating and Improvement System PPT
Program Fact Sheets
Child Care Health Consultants (CCHC)
Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&R)
Early Childhood Advisory Councils (ECAC)
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS)
Head Start & Early Head Start (HS & EHS)
Medicaid: Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment (EPSDT)
Maternal, Infant, & Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Project LAUNCH
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)
Meeting Agenda worksheet
Early Childhood Advisory Council worksheet
Early Childhood Comprehensive System worksheet
Quality Rating & Improvement System worksheet
Common Resources for Early Childhood Providers worksheet
Supporting EBCD in the Clinicial Venue worksheet
Relationship Builder worksheet


More Resources:

New! Toxic Stress and the Science of Early Brain and Child Development webinar PDF Document

Click here to view the recorded webinar (Aug. 28th, 2014 - mp4 file)

AAP Early Brain and Child Development Web site
The Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) initiative aims to change how pediatricians and their communities view the early childhood developmental period, and how they care for and invest in young children.

Mental Health Initiatives: Flyers and Ads
The AAP developed 2 promotional ads — Mom! Dad! Ask the doctor about my emotional development, too! — to promote the importance of mental health as part of a health supervision visit.

Tips to Promote Social-Emotional Health Among Young Children


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