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The foundation for lifelong health and success begins during pregnancy and the earliest years of life, with 90% of brain development occurring over a child's first three years. Secure attachment through responsive, caring interactions with adults is critical for healthy development. The lack of responsive relationships - or the presence of prolonged stress in a young child's life - can have lifelong impacts on cognitive and social growth.

Too many children lack the secure relationships and early learning opportunities necessary for optimal development. By working together, we ensure that every child has the best chance to succeed in life.


Together, we can move the needle on these statistics to ensure that in our community Every Child Thrives

Accountable For Results

Every Child Thrives' partners use data to drive decisions and align resources to support what works. Collectively, we hold ourselves accountable for "moving the needle" on the following priority indicators:

Every Child Thrives Results Scorecard

Indicator Current State 2022 Goal
Total # of Abuse/Neglect Cases requiring Child Protective Services Intervention to Protect Child Safety
761 TBD
% Kindergarten Students with Literacy Skills Needed for School Success
Overall 89% 95%
Economically Disadvantaged Students 86% 95%
% Kindergarten Students with Social and Emotional Skills Need for School Success
Overall TBD TBD
Economically Disadvantaged Students TBD TBD
% K through 3rd Graders Attending at Least 170 Days/Year
69% 75%
% 3rd Graders Reading Proficiently
Overall 39% 75%
Economically Disadvantaged Students 24% 75%

Our Action Plan

In early 2018, Every Child Thrives was recognized as a national Campaign for Grade Level Reading community. Please click here to download a copy of our Grade Level Reading Community Solutions Action Plan.

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