Steps to Achieve Our Vision

Two years ago, more than 70 community members contributed to the development of the first Early Childhood Strategic Plan for Dallas County. The strategic plan, which was adapted from a plan created by the Boston Consulting Group in conjunction with Dallas Independent School District, outlines key objectives and strategies for children from birth to 3rd grade and the adults who support their healthy development to ensure every child has a solid early learning foundation so they are reading on a college-ready pace by 3rd grade.

Click through the graphic below to explore how Early Matters Dallas has helped move this plan from strategy to action in the past 12 months.

DALLAS COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD ACTION PLAN

••• GOALS •••

Click on Strategy to learn about the 5 levers and key objectives of the plan.

••• 5 LEVERS •••

Click on Action to learn about the 5 strategy work groups created to implement these strategies.

••• WORK GROUPS •••

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Kindergarten
Readiness
70%
2021
80%
2025
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3rd Grade
Reading
45%
2020
60%
2025

QUALITY

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IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EARLY LEARNING FOR CHILDREN 0-8.

ACCESS

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INCREASE ACCESS TO QUALITY EARLY LEARNING FOR CHILDREN 0-8.

AWARENESS

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ENSURE AWARENESS AND DEMAND FOR QUALITY EARLY LEARNING FOR CHILDREN 0-8.

CONTINUUM OF CARE

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EXTEND THE CONTINUUM OF CARE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM BIRTH.

RESOURCES

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ENSURE SUFFICIENT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO ENABLE THE WORK IN THE OTHER 4 LEVERS.

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BIRTH TO THREE: OUT OF HOME CARE

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SCHOOL: PRE-K – 3RD GRADE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

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COMMUNITY: AFTER SCHOOL, SUMMER AND OUT OF HOME CARE

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HOME: PARENT ENGAGEMENT

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TEACHER PIPELINE: QUALITY TEACHERS IN EVERY SETTING

To read more about the plan, its objectives, strategies, and next steps please

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