A child’s ability to learn, grow and succeed in school requires access to high-quality care and education. This Action Kit describes how municipal leaders can support parents and promote early childhood success – from ensuring child health and safety to expanding access to care. In addition, this report illustrates the long-term benefits to cities and towns when the needs of young children and their families are a community priority.
Families are more stable when the needs of their young children are met.
When children enter school ready to learn, schools are better able to meet high standards.
Level Playing Field
Early childhood efforts can help reduce economic, racial and ethnic disparities.
Every $1 invested in early childhood yields $7 in long-term benefits to society.
Statements & Quotations
City officials are well positioned to spearhead or support community initiatives that help young children succeed. Even in smaller communities, mayors and city council members can play key roles in improving outcomes for young children and their families.
When children are healthy and in reliable care, their parents are more likely to maintain steady employment and are typically more productive workers.
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