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Entry Point to School Readiness

High-quality, early childhood education to ensure success from the start

Building Quality Childcare Through Collaboration

The Morris County Early Childhood Educators Shared Services Alliance was formed to allow childcare providers the opportunity to build a higher-quality workforce and pool resources to gain valuable business and staffing support.

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Child Care Aware of Kansas

Child Care Aware of Kansas partnered with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce to engage community stakeholders in identifying community childcare needs and provide local solutions.

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Michigan Tri-Share Pilot Program

In 2019, a coalition of businesses, key state leaders, legislators, research and children advocacy groups was formed with the purpose of tackling child care accessibility, affordability, and quality.

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Coffeyville Public Schools

Several years ago, Coffeyville Public Schools recognized a noticeable gap in quality early education within the district. They understood the need to engage community leaders to improve education and childcare access.

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Black Hawk Child Care Coalition

In 2015, Black Hawk County saw a 40 percent decline in childcare centers and programs. This decline prompted an urgent need to fill the childcare access gap within the community.

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Access to Childcare is Essential to Recovery

After the wildfires of 2017, the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber partnered with the education community in Sonoma County to make the business case for critical policy changes and investments that would support the development of new centers and open new slots to the thousands of children on childcare wait lists.

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Starting Small and Growing to Meet Childcare Demand

With a strong commitment to invest in the resources that will ensure success, Collins Aerospace has partnered strategically in Iowa to grow a grassroots early childhood education initiative over time into the Collins Aerospace Day Academy, providing high-quality childcare and early education support to its employees and, when possible, the broader community.

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A Multi-Sector Approach: Childcare as an Infrastructure Priority

San Mateo County had a childcare shortage crisis limiting economic opportunities for families and access to education for the county's children. Using data to position early childhood education and care as an infrastructure challenge, Build Up SMC is growing and improving the supply of childcare and early learning programs through advocacy, strategic partnerships, and making childcare and early learning conversations a priority.

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Developing a Statewide Coalition on Early Education

The Metro Atlanta Chamber has created a model to convene and unite local businesses, childcare providers, school administrators, and other community leaders to identify what works for their community, increase the state's focus on early childhood education as an economic issue, and advocate with one voice for the right solutions.

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