Local government has a large impact on where and what resources and opportunities are available, having a real impact on a child’s prosperity. Investing in Early Childhood is an investment in today and our future. Early childhood and child care are essential factors in reopening our economy and getting back to work. And early childhood is an equity issue. 

Key Takeaways

  • City leaders are charged with balancing and budgeting the city’s responsibility for the physical infrastructure, human infrastructure and core services. Consider what resources are available within and outside city government
  • Blend and braid funding, resources and community assets and partnerships for sustainability
  • “Find – Align – Generate – Activate” your financing and resourcing plan for early childhood success
  • Never underestimate the power of partnerships

This webinar is the fourth in a four-part series in Early Childhood Municipal Policy 101. The series is designed to help leaders affect positive change in their communities through municipal policy.

Other Resources

Children’s Funding Project

Innovative Financing to Expand Services So Children can Thrive

Cradle-to-Career Guide to Federal Relief Funding for Kids During and Beyond COVID-19

The American Rescue Plan Is Just the Start. Here’s How We Build a Long-Term Investment in Our Youth

Las Vegas Strong Start Early Learning Academies

Wood River Vision 20/20

Stick Creek Kids                     

Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition

Gothenburg Impact Center

Original event date: August 10, 2021