Early Childhood Coalition is committed to helping Wayne County achieve Early Childhood Success by focusing on parenting education and quality preschool and child care. Parenting education and high-quality early childhood education are critical to success in school and research shows a focus on Early Childhood Success can help close the achievement gap.
Why is this focus so critical? In Wayne County, of the roughly 2,988 children who need care, only 597 receive high-quality care. Forward Wayne County has the opportunity to guide local efforts aimed at increasing access to high-quality family and child education. When children are ready to learn and succeed in school they increase their chance to compete in the local economy and help build a thriving Wayne County.