What We Work For
We are working to build a nationwide network of Early Learning Communities where young children and their families get the support they need to thrive.
In many communities in the US, there is weak coordination and few linkages between services that children and their families need. Even when high-quality programs and services are available, families do not have the support or resources to access or make use of them successfully.
Early Learning Nation recognizes the need for building coordinated, supportive systems in the early childhood sphere to ensure that all families get the support they need to promote healthy child development.
How We Do It
We work with communities that are committed to becoming Early Learning Communities (ELCs)—places where young children and their families can access everything they need to thrive.
We work directly with stakeholders to connect the dots between sectors and create a unified system of support and provide materials and coaching to help them implement innovative strategies related to each of the Building Blocks for ELCs. These Building Blocks aim to expand leaders’ thinking beyond early childhood programs and services to consider neighborhood conditions and the policies that affect families.
We support a network of ELCs that work to achieve equitable results for children and their families, building their strategies according to local needs, resources, and priorities. Our shared focus is always on equity, family partnerships, and improved outcomes for children.