Research shows that there are key moments throughout a young person’s life that influence their path to success as an adult. Emotional, social and physical development in early childhood has a direct effect on the future of Santa Fe’s children. Supporting key transitions for our young children maximizes their future well-being.
WHAT WE ARE TRACKING:
- Low Birth Weight Babies
- Kindergarten Readiness
- Prenatal Care in First Trimester
- PreK & Headstart Enrollment
- Meeting Developmental Milestones
- Child Abuse and Neglect
2020 TARGETS AND ASPIRATIONAL GOALS:
COLLECTIVE ACTION PROJECTS
Early Childhood Fund
Identify gaps and establish a fund to support early childhood funding priorities.
Early Childhood Public Awareness
Develop/support coordinated public awareness and outreach on early childhood issues and resources
Expand family support programs that promote child development, parenting skills, and family wellbeing and economic security
Prenatal Care & Healthy Births
Conduct community outreach and work to increase the # of women receiving prenatal care in the 1st trimester and reduce low birth weight babies.
Support routine developmental screening and referral follow-ups for children 0-4 years old.
Increase access to quality, affordable early childhood care, education and PreK and support successful transition to Kindergarten.
RELATED SF B2C COLLABORATIVE WORKING GROUPS AND OTHER COLLABORATIONS:
COLLECTIVE ACTION VIDEOS
Early Childhood Steering Committee
Collaborative Teachers Institute
RELATIONSHIPS THAT TRANSFORM FILM PROJECT
Opportunity Santa Fe worked with Littleglobe to create a film series demonstrating the power of mentoring and relationships that positively transform the lives of children, youth and families in Santa Fe from birth to career.
SFCC Kids Campus
United Way SF First Born