The Center for the Study of Social Policy is expanding their two sister early childhood networks EC-LINC and Parent Leader Network and are looking for up to six communities to be part of both networks.

CSSP is seeking strong, multi-sector system building initiatives working toward equitable outcomes for children, ages birth to eight. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to:
    – Challenging racism
    – Embracing parent leadership
    – Data-driven, system-level change

CSSP defines a community early childhood system-building initiative as a comprehensive, integrated, multi-sector approach focused on improving outcomes for young children and families at a city, county, and/or regional level. By “multi-sector” we mean initiatives that include partners from at least two of three core sectors: early care and education, health care, and family support. In order to effect change at the population level, these initiatives include both universal supports and others that are targeted to children and families representing historically disenfranchised or marginalized communities.

Submit information on your local early childhood system building work using the survey link below by April 15th. CSSP will review responses and send applications to organizations that meet our criteria by April 18th. Applications will be due May 6th.

For questions, contact:
Patsy Hampton at or Arthur Argomaniz at

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