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Since 2002, the BUILD Initiative has worked to promote our vision of a comprehensive early childhood system in which families can easily access high-quality early learning and development opportunities regardless of their neighborhood and agencies working with children and families can have the resources to meet the needs of our diverse young child and family population. This video describes that vision.

This chapter of the Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide (SBRG) is a starting point for state and territory leaders who are interested in early childhood systems building. Beginning with definition and methods of building early childhood systems, the chapter also covers system integration and common themes in systems building. The chapter includes examples of both systems building initiatives and early childhood systems in states and localities as well as resources and tools that can be used to assess the strengths and opportunities in an early childhood system.

While collective impact has a track record of success against a range of social and environmental issues, not all issues lend themselves to this approach, and it is important that there are the right conditions in place for a collective impact effort to succeed. Join FSG’s Fay Hanleybrown and Admas Kanyagia, in conversation with Sujatha Jesudason, Executive Director of CoreAlign, as they help you to explore the feasibility of the approach for your issue area.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and the National League of Cities (NLC) have developed an Early Learning Community Action Guide designed to help communities focus their efforts around four key building blocks.

This report is a toolkit designed to inspire, challenge, and support leaders in early childhood to embrace a vision of families as agents of change in their children’s lives, communities, and early childhood systems.

To effectively meet the needs of young children and their families, our work must recognize the relationship between the existing disparities—including opportunity and achievement gaps—racial privilege, and institutional and structural racism.

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