Lessons From the Field

Lessons From the Field

In creating this toolkit we interviewed people across the country—both those who had succeeded and those who had failed in efforts to implement local early learning financing initiatives. We asked them to share their best advice with those considering launching an...
Data Sources

Data Sources

When considering focus, priorities and strategies, communities need good data to inform their decision-making. As a starting point, NCECF has pulled together information about where to find important data points. Community Readiness Worksheet Assess Media...
Assess Funding Options

Assess Funding Options

Assessing funding options is a complex mix of legal, financial and political considerations. Consider the following issues and then use the worksheet to help determine a funding mechanism that best supports your early childhood initiative. Adequacy of a Financing...
Community Readiness Worksheet

Community Readiness Worksheet

This resource provides a list of questions to consider before launching an initiative and identifies areas that may need to be developed. Complete the worksheet with a small group of diverse stakeholders who are committed, prepared to ask hard questions and willing to...
Assess Media Relationships

Assess Media Relationships

What types of contacts do you have with the press? (e.g., paper, online and social media) Use this table to assess your media relationships. Download pdf Community Readiness Worksheet Assess Media Relationships Assess Support of Local Officials Advocacy Box Local...