Supporting Early Childhood Success

Action Kit for Municipal Leaders, Issue #6

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

December 4, 2008

Summary

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. 

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Early Childhood Success Pays Off

Efforts that promote the healthy development of young children pay big dividends for cities and towns. Positive experiences between birth and school entry boost a child’s future prospects keeping them off the public welfare roles. Also, strong early childhood programs support working parents and attract better workers to the community. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations