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Reflections on the Family Economic Success-Early Childhood Education Pilots

Posted May 20, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Family Economic Success-Early Childhood Education (FES-ECE) initiative, launched in October 2013, is rooted in the belief that families do better when programs can offer simultaneous support to children and parents.

The report, designed to aid funders, is part of the Casey Foundation’s ongoing commitment to sharing knowledge about two-generation strategies. It offers lessons and recommendations rooted in the FES-ECE initiative, which aims to break the cycle of poverty among low-income families.

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Key Takeaway

The cut-to-the-chase conclusion: Casey will continue to invest in two-generation programs on a broad scale

It's complicated and challenging to invest in two different populations at once in pursuit of holistic gains. Yet, Casey’s experience with FES-ECE suggests that it’s a worthwhile investment—one that has the potential to build a brighter future for children and their families.