Hand in Hand: A Community Framework for Early Childhood Collaboration Developed by the Model Convening Project
The front line for supporting families is people in communities. Yet, many well-intentioned programs and supports operate independently and don’t make the critical connections families need to address their complex challenges. This reality has created new urgency toward pursuing a bold, shared vision – a nation where all babies are born into communities of opportunity that provide them with what they need, where they need it, and when they need it. That is why the leaders of four national early childhood models came together to develop Hand in Hand, a silo-busting, trust-building framework for community collaboration that achieves positive, equitable outcomes for all young children and their families.
The Hand in Hand framework reflects, incorporates, and builds upon lessons learned and insights from families, local partner affiliates, service providers, other community stakeholders, research, and practice innovations.
Publication Date: August 2021
Source: ZERO TO THREE
Focus Area(s): Healthy Beginnings Supported Families High-Quality Child Care & Learning
Impact Area(s): State, County, City
Topic: Take Action
Type: Models That Work