The Partnership for Children (PFC) of Cumberland County was included in a “playbook” released by the White House as part of an effort to support state and local elected officials in conveying the importance of high quality early learning, and developing and expanding early education in their communities.
The “Playbook for Building an Early Learning Community” outlines a six-step process to mobilize stakeholders, utilize community data, develop community-wide strategies, determine what works, develop a tracking system, and implement a plan.
PFC of Cumberland County is highlighted in the report as a successful strategy in developing a tracking system, specifically citing their work in developing an integrated data system for collecting, reporting and using child outcomes data.
“The effort has not only led to a coordinated shared data system, it has also resulted in a strong community of practice among service providers in the County,” the report states. “In addition to providing a centralized data hub, PFC is also building the capacity of organizations to use their own data for evaluative and continuous quality improvement purposes. The model was so well received in the County, that to date, 21other counties have joined the effort.”
PFC of Cumberland County is one of only 12 organizations/communities across the country included in the report, further demonstrating how North Carolina and Smart Start local partnerships continue to find innovative ways to ensure children are given the strong start they need for success in school and life.
Learn more about the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County here.
Learn more about Invest in Us: The White House Summit on Early Education here.