Early Childhood Learning Community

Key areas of focus include: developing a strong early care and education infrastructure; early childhood policy at the federal and state level; and innovative models of program development and service delivery. The network is made possible by the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


The Early Childhood Learning Community is a closed network composed of 40 local elected officials and key municipal staff representing cities that have taken an active role in improving early care and education.


Quarterly conference calls: Through quarterly conference calls, Early Childhood Learning Community members share ideas and challenges, mentor each other, gain valuable insights on what works, and develop new approaches to support early childhood. YEF Institute staff and guest speakers provide guidance and feedback to the group, with a goal of helping members develop effective early childhood action plans.

How to Join

Contact Tonja Rucker at (202) 626-3004 or rucker@nlc.org.