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Resources By Issue - Early Childhood Development

Most of us believe that we can’t have the kind of community we want if our children aren’t doing well. While many children are thriving, many others fall behind during their earliest years. Children in families with limited economic resources and opportunities start their school years behind their peers, and have difficulty catching up. This creates hardship for every child who falls behind, for their communities, and for families who are trying to build better lives.

We all want our children to become healthy, happy, productive adults. To reach this goal, all of us need to be involved: parents, families, schools, businesses, and other community members from all walks of life.

In spring of 2010, Everyday Democracy launched Strong Starts for Children, a New Mexico-based initiative that aims to help communities work together for the success of all children. We've developed a discussion guide on the topic of early childhood development for this initiative and for communities around the country that are experiencing the challenges of helping all of their children succeed.

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Este reporte da un resumen de las conclusiones expuestas en el foro para la toma de deciones políticas del programa Un buen comienzo para los niños llevado a cabo en Santa Fe, New Mexico el 24 de...
This five-session discussion guide helps people get involved in an important issue facing all of us: the well-being of our youngest children. The guide looks at how we are connected to the lives of...
This is a summary of findings from the Strong Starts for Children Policy Forum in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 24, 2011.
Esta guía para diálogos comunitarios ayuda a los padres y madres y otras personas en la comunidad a hablar sobre como mejorar el bienestar de nuestros niños más pequeños. Esta guía examina las...
Everyone wants to live in a place where they have the chance to thrive. Check out some key stories of change from communities addressing poverty and building prosperity, as well as some resources...

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, the dialogue to change program can help community members take action and make their voice heard.