The Early Childhood Systems Collective Impact Project (ECS Collective Impact Project) will help to re-envision a truly coordinated approach to program implementation designed to advance equitable early childhood and family well-being outcomes across federal programs that support expectant parents, children ages 0 to 8, and their families. This project will develop recommendations to improve – and tools to support – alignment, coordination, and equity across five key program elements: program eligibility, needs assessments, outcomes and performance measures, well-being goals and metrics, and equity goals and actions.
The Catalog contains detailed information on how federal statutes, regulations, and guidance documents address program eligibility, needs assessments, outcomes and performance measures, well-being metrics, and equity for each of the 36 federal programs.
The Crosswalk provides an overview of the requirements across programs based on aggregating the detailed catalog information to highlight dimensions of eligibility, needs assessments, outcomes and performance measures, well-being metrics, and equity.
The Synthesis summarizes key findings from the crosswalk on whether and how programs align in their requirements.
A How To Use guide provides an overview of the Catalog and Crosswalk and guidance for how these products can be used together.
A Methods manual describes the methods used to develop the catalog and crosswalk, including source material.