Our commitment to action is reflected in recommendations that came out of the Summit discussions. These actions will frame the Anita Zucker Center’s agenda in the coming years:
Ensure all children have safe, stable, and nurturing relationships (SSNRs) with parents and caregivers, as well as optimal early learning experiences.
Build an inventory of evidence-based practices and identify effective strategies to implement them at scale.
Work with community partners to transform services and supports for young children and families.
Implement strategies that break down traditional budgeting and policy silos in health, early education and family support programs.
Support ongoing local, state and national efforts to professionalize the early childhood workforce through the dissemination of evidence-based professional development approaches.
Build capacity among relevant disciplines that directly and indirectly impact early childhood.
Unify messages around early childhood and establish common language and goals that result in more effective translation of our work to the general public.