Building Blocks for Success

National League of Cities

The paper starts by describing the core results that early learning communities strive to achieve.
It then talks about four essential “building blocks,” or community conditions that promote
healthy child development and family well-being. Finally, this paper describes how leaders in
an early learning community “put the pieces together.”


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