Children using chalk
Children using chalk

Early Childhood

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This work was designed to help cities deepen efforts to support the early childhood workforce by promoting strong government, aligning professional development opportunities and mobilizing key stakeholders to leverage increased support for the…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 27, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new initiative to increase the likelihood that all children will achieve educational success by the end of third grade. This project, “Promoting an Alignment…

Early Childhood Picture
Early Childhood Picture
  • Research Report
Researchers, practitioners and policymakers increasingly believe that a more seamless pipeline that addresses a range of academic, behavioral, health and family issues can serve young children more effectively.



NLC and city…

  • Research Report



Mayor Nan Whaley has set out to make Dayton a “City of Learners” by establishing a 70-member City of Learners Committee. The committee has held multiple listening sessions with Dayton residents, and narrowed its focus to five key…

  • CitiesSpeak

NLC has teamed up with educational partners to produce a guide that features best practices for establishing high-quality childcare and pre-K programs – complete with examples from 19 cities across the country that are leading the way.

Kids playing
Kids playing
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by Tonja Rucker, Principal Associate for Early Childhood at NLC. The post also appears on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's blog.

Historically, education and human service systems have developed independently…

Mom and son reading
Mom and son reading