Children using chalk
Children using chalk

Early Childhood

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 27, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new initiative to increase the likelihood that all children will achieve educational success by the end of third grade. This project, “Promoting an Alignment…

Early Childhood Picture
Early Childhood Picture
  • Research Report
Researchers, practitioners and policymakers increasingly believe that a more seamless pipeline that addresses a range of academic, behavioral, health and family issues can serve young children more effectively.



NLC and city…

  • Research Report



Mayor Nan Whaley has set out to make Dayton a “City of Learners” by establishing a 70-member City of Learners Committee. The committee has held multiple listening sessions with Dayton residents, and narrowed its focus to five key…

  • CitiesSpeak

NLC has teamed up with educational partners to produce a guide that features best practices for establishing high-quality childcare and pre-K programs – complete with examples from 19 cities across the country that are leading the way.

Kids playing
Kids playing
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by Tonja Rucker, Principal Associate for Early Childhood at NLC. The post also appears on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's blog.

Historically, education and human service systems have developed independently…

Mom and son reading
Mom and son reading