“Healthy early childhood experiences begin at home.”
Parent & Family Leadership
We must transform systems to support parents and caregivers as children’s first teachers and champions.
Family plays a unique and critical role in a young child’s life. Parents and caregivers are children’s first teachers and champions, so ensuring they have access to resources that help them promote emotional, health, and educational development from birth is key. However, they often face barriers that interfere with their ability to give their children a healthy start.
HOW ARE WE ADDRESSING THESE CHALLENGES?
Support the critical role family plays in making sure kids’ first years are healthy and positive.
Make the processes, programs, and systems that support young children and their families easier to use so they better meet families’ needs.
Build a team of family advocates and community champions to promote early childhood.
IMPLEMENTATION SPOTLIGHTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
2020 Policy Summit Recap – Imperative Lead Table Talk
“Equity in quality childcare will is not possible without addressing the individual needs of families which include basic needs and financial mobilization for parents." That was just one great quote from our policy summit, where we met with policy leaders to become advocates of change for childcare.
What Do Children Need to Thrive?
Many factors in a child’s life impact whether they are healthy and thriving. Each of those factors is a piece of a puzzle that Hope Starts Here has spent the last year assembling. To ensure Detroit’s children are set up to succeed, we must understand how each piece of the puzzle fits together and then create solutions that take that knowledge into account.
WHAT SHOULD PROGRESS LOOK LIKE?
We'll know we're making progress when we see...
- An increase in parent engagement at early childhood centers
- Community members engaged in an advocacy team as an early childhood champion
- A decrease in the number of children living in poverty
Learn more about our active contributions towards these outcomes through our Impact Dashboards by clicking HERE.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Every Detroiter has a role to play in making our city a great place for children. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Take the pledge & become an early childhood champion!