Early Care and Education Coalition

Client: Foundation for Early Learning

Provided staff leadership to a coalition of public/private funders to build public and political will to enact policies and investments promoting the healthy development and early learning of children in Washington state. Led a statewide network of groups to mount “Born Learning,” a public engagement campaign; used Web-based messaging to gain champions who communicated with local and state policy makers. (2004 – 2007)

Results: Built a statewide network of early learning champions; and galvanized support for recommendations of the Early Learning Council, which led to legislation creating a state Department of Early Learning and a public-private early learning partnership (Thrive by Five Washington). The Born Learning campaign helped launch several regional early learning coalitions.