The development of an early childhood system, both in states and communities, is an exciting venture, requiring coordination among people and programs from many disciplines and organizations, including community stakeholders who do not have a professional role related to children and families.
Supporting Children Through Community-Based Coalitions is a guide to support newly forming community coalitions in their work. The guide explores:
- why coalitions are important to impacting change;
- what coalitions need to be successful;
- how to get started; and
- what an action plan should include.
It also shares examples of nine community coalitions (sometimes referred to as councils or teams) from around the country, as well as additional resources and templates for communities beginning the work.
Source: Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance
Available at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ecd/community_coalitions_final_12_13.pdf