Focus on Your Youngest Residents

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
November 17, 2017

Positive experiences in the earliest years of a child’s life are critical to their becoming productive members of the community. Young children who participate in early educational settings develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests, and have better social skills and fewer behavioral problems once they enter school. Adults who had strong early educational experiences are more likely to be literate and enrolled in post-secondary education and are less likely to be school dropouts, dependent on welfare, or arrested for criminal activity.

Hear from a panel of local leaders about how you can lead on early childhood success to help your community thrive. Learn how to bring together disparate systems across multiple sectors and build a collaborative infrastructure that includes school districts, local and state government agencies, and community-based organizations. The session will highlight NLC’s theory of change, real challenges and best practices from cities, and cross-sector connections that have led to positive changes for early educators, families, and children from diverse backgrounds.


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