All children and their families are valued socially and emotionally, healthy, and their relationships are thriving.
Increase coordination of early childhood systems, to expand prevention and promotion strategies to support the social-emotional health and development of children, ages prenatal through kindergarten transitions, throughout the region, and to ensure their success in school.
- Early Childhood Councils are vehicles for systemic change. When given the funding and time to tackle systemic challenges, early childhood councils are able to identify and imbed the solutions needed to achieve sustainable success.
- Identify champions early. Identifying agency-based champions early in the process is essential to successful implementation of sustainable solutions.
- A regional approach strengthens relationships. The early childhood councils in Chaffee and Fremont counties approached LAUNCH Together as a regional effort. A history of working together to promote social-emotional knowledge and services was a solid foundation to build upon during and throughout this initiative.
- Investing in the local workforce is essential. It is critical to offer ongoing professional development focused on strengthening families and promoting healthy social-emotional development to ensure young children benefit from nurturing experiences and have the foundation for lifelong learning and health.