Starting Smart and Strong: Supporting Community-Led Systems Change

Jan 01, 2018 | by
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In March 2014, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation launched Starting Smart and Strong. Through this ten-year effort, the Foundation is partnering with three California communities to test and scale solutions that support parents, caregivers, and educators as they prepare children to be healthy and ready for school, with self-confidence and a love of learning. Three years into Starting Smart and Strong, grantee communities have accomplished a great deal. All three have built important cross-sector partnerships, established a vision of comprehensive systems of care, and implemented new approaches to serving children and their families.