The program consists of two multi-day in-person meetings and two webinars. The curriculum exposes fellows to sessions that cover early brain development; access to affordable, high-quality child care and voluntary home visiting; family economic security; systems design and governance; financing strategies; workforce training and support; and much more.
The nation’s leading researchers and policy experts serve as faculty and are available to help legislators identify policy solutions for their state. The small group structure allows for ample time to talk with experts and legislative peers.
In addition, NCSL offers technical assistance to fellows in the form of background research, testimony, bill drafting consultation and other means of support. This support is intended to help fellows fulfill their individual action plans.