EC-LINC communities work in partnership across the network and with other complementary communities, networks, and organizations to ensure that young children and their families are thriving. Our action areas for impact and results include:
Integrating family voice, leadership, and equity by demonstrating and documenting how parent leadership, when fully integrated into local early childhood systems and structures, can move the needle on addressing equitable outcomes.
Transforming practice and systems by bringing focused attention to closing disparity rates, tackling systemic barriers to equitable services for all, and accelerating work focused on enhanced pediatric care, maternal well-being, and early learning. This area of work is designed to support direct service providers—and to reform the systems they work within—so that children and families are better off.
Building evidence to validate and further test methods and tools to a) better measure systems performance and b) document and disseminate examples of local successes in making systems improvements that contribute to child and family well-being.
Advancing policy by ensuring that the voice of community experience is reflected in national, state, and local policy priorities and by developing a national, state, and local policy agenda that promotes equity and that advances the development and financing of early childhood systems.
Advancing local early childhood systems nationwide in partnership with other national networks so as to leverage opportunities to learn and coordinate work which will ultimately yield better outcomes for children and families.
EC-LINC members learn from one another and advance solutions for the toughest challenges they face. They implement solutions, providing a real-time test of their effectiveness, and, in turn, generating a deeper level of learning among the group. These solutions are observed, analyzed, and rapidly shared with the field.