Early childhood


Early childhood strategies focus on family health and stability and preparing children for kindergarten, including academic development, social-emotional growth, and health and wellbeing from ages 0-5. Children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to achieve positive academic outcomes through elementary and middle school, avoid risky behaviors in adolescence, graduate from high school, and continue on to post-secondary education.

Evidence-based strategies

Supervision, curricula, programming, and healthy learning environments for children ages 0-5
Kindergarten readiness Stable and healthy families
Helping young children develop a wide range of skills to prepare for kindergarten
Kindergarten readiness
Initiatives to train, recruit, and retain educators and caregivers to deliver evidence-based child care and early education programming
Kindergarten readiness High-quality employment
Increasing access to high-quality health care and education for new and expecting families
Kindergarten readiness Stable and healthy families