In partnership with the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), NLC builds upon Early Learning Communities: Building Blocks for Success to provide further guidance for local leaders act on early childhood success for their communities through four building blocks that make up an Early Learning Community:

  1. Community leadership, commitment and public will to make early childhood a priority
  2. Quality services that work for all young children and their families
  3. Neighborhoods where families can thrive
  4. Policies that support and are responsive to families.