Early Childhood Success

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Early Childhood Workforce

NLC’s Cities Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce initiative helps local leaders ensure that early childhood educators have the support and resources they need to provide a quality early learning experience so all children in their care thrive and reach their full potential.

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Early Learning Nation

NLC’s City Leadership for Building an Early Learning Nation initiative helps communities strengthen or build early childhood education systems. 

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City Leadership for Building an Early Learning Nation RFP Application

City Leadership For Building an Early Learning Nation

Apply now to join the Early Learning Nation Technical Assistance Program

The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families is leading a movement of local leaders who are building thriving communities through a commitment to high-quality early learning experiences and we encourage you to join us.

We invite you to apply for our 18-month long  City Leadership for Building an Early Learning Nation Initiative, which is open to cities of varying sizes and geographic locations.

If your city does not yet have a strong history of work on early childhood but has the desire and commitment to get started, this opportunity is for you!

Six selected cities will gain access to the YEF Institute’s nearly 20 years of experience working with local leaders to expand early childhood opportunities and will receive in-depth technical assistance along with actionable strategies to advance early childhood efforts.

Applications are due by 7 p.m. EST on November 19, 2018.

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Please send completed applications to Alana Eichner at eichner@nlc.org, or feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Aligning the Early Childhood System

NLC's Aligning the Early Childhood System initiative helps city leaders promote the early education and healthy development of children and increase the likelihood that they will achieve educational success by the end of third grade. Assistance is focused on educational alignment for children from birth to age eight. 

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Early Childhood Wellbeing

The experiences in early childhood have a lasting impact on health and wellbeing.  NLCI is partnering with five organizations on Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing.  

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