Scaling Up Place-based Strategies to Strengthen Community Early Childhood Systems

January 22, 2020
Authors: Maria V. Rodrigues Marina Kaneko Carolina Bermúdez Joan Lombardi Steve Fisher Dan Berelowitz
Organization: Spring Impact

With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Spring Impact has produced a new piece of qualitative research to further understand how communities across the globe are strengthening community early childhood systems supporting children and caregivers. These place-based strategies to strengthen community early childhood systems are understood as cross-sector efforts focused on improving outcomes for all young children in a specific geographic area.  The research draws together insights from international literature, remote interviews with practitioners, and three in-depth field studies to understand what place-based initiatives are doing well, how they have developed, and what practitioners, government partners, and funders can learn from their experience through the use of tools, frameworks, and recommendations.  Case studies are drawn from

  • Monapo Nurturing Care Collaboration in Monapo District, Mozambique
  • Smart Start in Siaya County, Kenya
  • Urban95 ‘Crezco con mi barrio’ in Bogotá, Colombia

Click the red “Preview” button for the full report and access the executive summary here.