This resource is the first chapter of BUILD's E-Book - Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families. The E-Book shares learnings from the initial implementation of the Early Learning Challenge, the major federal funding initiative, launched in 2011, supporting states in developing high quality early childhood systems, especially targeted to children with high needs. This chapter explores state governance in the context of the Early Learning Challenges mission to improve school readiness supports and outcomes for young children.
Article September 16, 2021
The State and Local Fiscal Recover Fund (SLFRF) is providing counties with $65.1 billion in funding to cover increased expenditures, replenish lost revenue, and mitigate economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource highlights examples of SLFRF spending strategies from counties across the country.
Building Supportive Communities: The BUIlD Initiative an Institute for Museum and Library Services Partnership
Article September 3, 2021
Libraries and museums are among our communities’ most engaging and trusted learning institutions and provide a place for children, parents, caregivers, and other adults to play and learn. This toolkit outlines strategies for leaders from early childhood programs, libraries, and museums to pool their talents and resources to strengthen outcomes for child and families and extend the reach of their programs and services.
Planning Tool August 13, 2021
This planning tool showcases how the federal relief funds can be used to support infant, toddler, and family well-being through strategies to expand, improve, target, and make early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health services more accessible and responsive.