Step Forward’s Building Foundations Team, a combination of the Early Childhood and Early Literacy Network Teams has been drafting new language that will act as guides for the group. In order to ensure that the network team is on the right track when tackling issues that relate to early childhood development, the network team worked through the range of projects it will address, how and why.


New Purpose Statement and Theory of Change:

Theory of change:

Increase opportunities and access to:

  • Community education on early brain development
  • Enrollment and attendance in quality EC programs
  • Literacy learning and practice
  • Good health habits
  • Summer learning and enrichment in ways that are culturally compentent

Purpose statement:

To create a supportive community, within which families ensure all children meet developmental milestones from birth to grade 5 to be socially, emotionally, and academically proficient.