We know life’s earliest experiences can strongly influence wellbeing and success in the short and long term. That’s why, all across California, people are working to make policies, practices, and systems better for little kids. We use our voices and inspire action in various ways, but our goal is the same: the wellbeing of young kids—and the adults they’ll become.
The Early Childhood Resource Library provides research, data, and stories to help partners keep the drumbeat going to prioritize young children and families in policy and budget decisions.
The resource library is organized in alignment with the following priorities:
All children should receive comprehensive developmental and health screenings at an early age and should be connected quickly to services they need to ensure they have the best opportunity to succeed.
All children should have access to quality, affordable learning opportunities – opportunities where they are read, spoken, and sung with.
All families should have the time they need to care for and bond with their new baby without sacrificing their ability to make ends meet.
All families should have the tools and support they need to forge strong relationships with their children and strengthen their family’s stability.
The pandemic highlighted, and worsened, existing challenges for young children and families. Healing and recovery from COVID-19 presents opportunities to build better systems for the future.