• Our Vision

    We want a system where all Connecticut children receive the early education and development support they need.

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  • Early is good, and earlier is better

    We want a system committed to building a foundation for learning for every child in their first 1000 days.

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  • Pay attention to the whole child

    We want a system with accessible health, mental health, and social-emotional development support.

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  • Mind the opportunity gap

    We want a system invested in early support of vulnerable children for great returns to individuals and society.

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  • Support local community action

    We want a system where local communities are empowered to make effective decisions for their citizens.

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  • What you can do next

    Connect with others to build communities and a comprehensive early childhood system in Connecticut.

What's New

"Systems Change: Can We Get It Right From the Start?" by Curtis Ogden

RFTS Overview

What is Right From the Start? Listen to team members describe the initiative.

Featured Partner

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County is a member of the System Design Team

New Video

Check out this video highlighting the importance of local early childhood councils, produced by The Color of Words