One of the key responsibilities of the Child Care and Development State Administrator is to draw attention to issues facing young children and families, to communicate how specific policies and initiatives can lead to a stronger start for children, and to show how early learning is essential to later success in school and life. Engaging stakeholders, parents, State and local officials, philanthropy and business leaders in conversation about the importance of high quality early childhood services, and the challenges inherent in providing them, requires collaborative leadership and thoughtful, intentional planning to discern what children really need at home, school, and in the community to be successful. Systems Building Resource Guide 5: Stakeholder Communications addresses the benefits of communicating and engaging with stakeholders, communication plans, making the most of stakeholder meetings, and resources. Please use the navigation bar on the left to explore the guide.
Technical assistance to support systems building, including leadership, is available through the State Capacity Building Center and may be available through other federal technical assistance centers. Please check with your State Systems Specialist for more information.