Early Learning Community Action Guide and Progress Rating Tool

Leaders in communities across the country are recognizing the importance of ensuring that young children and their families thrive; they understand that child well-being and thriving communities go hand-in-hand. Elected officials, business and civic leaders, parents, and residents from all walks of life are working to create true Early Learning Communities—that is, places that promote learning and development prenatally through the early years of elementary school, making sure that the “building blocks” for early and lifelong success are in place.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and the National League of Cities (NLC) have developed an Early Learning Community Action Guide designed to help communities focus their efforts around four key building blocks.