The Intersection Webinar Recap: Pritzker Children’s Initiative

Our thanks to Kathy Stohr, Project Manger at the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. Kathy shared with us an update on PCI’s work to support families and children prenatally to age three. She also highlighted a new website — the National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers — that can help a wide variety of stakeholders understand what’s working, take action, measure impact, make the case, and connect with others.

Key Takeaways:

  • A child’s brain develops faster from birth to age three than at any later period in life, building the foundation for all future learning, behavior and health.
  • PCI’s vision is to expand equitable access to and participation in high-quality services for at least one million low-income infants, toddlers, and their families by 2023 to get them on track for school by assuring healthy beginnings, supported families, and high-quality child care.
  • PCI is partnering with and supporting a number of organizations, collectively called the National Collaborative for Measuring Success:  Healthy Development by Age 3 Infants & Toddlers (NCIT). PCI also works directly with communities and states.
  • The NCIT website is a dedicated, easy-to-navigate resource where policymakers, influencers and early childhood leaders can access information and tools to inform prenatal-to-three policies.
  • There are five main sections to the website, each with vast amounts of information and data that will be continually updated:
    • See What’s Working: Case studies on effective programs.
    • Take Action: Guiding principles for action.
    • Measure Impact: State- and community-level data.
    • Make the Case: Pitch materials and research.
    • Connect with Others: Contact information for partners nationwide.

For our full conversation with Kathy, please watch the webinar below.

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See you at the Intersection,
The Hunt Team