call to action: early care and education
MMF’s Call to Action for Early Care and Education is now available.
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Community leaders agree: Early Care and Education is of critical importance to the economic vitality of Montgomery County, and we need a coordinated, comprehensive ECE system. MORE >
More than 130 community leaders from across sectors have signed their support for the following statement:
We agree that Early Care and Education for children 0 to 5 is of critical importance to the economic vitality of Montgomery County.
We support Montgomery Moving Forward’s goal of a coordinated, comprehensive system of Early Care and Education that:
- Will attract and retain a talented workforce of today by supporting families of young children, and
- Ensures the skilled workforce of tomorrow by addressing the growing opportunity gap.
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(as of January 30, 2018)
These documents provide background and supplemental information related to MMF’s Call to Action for Early Care and Education (ECE).
Select from the links below to view the documents individually, or download the complete supporting documents packet.
Selected Sources: Early Care and Education
Early Care and Education: Trends and Key Factors (January 2018)
Demographic Snapshot: Montgomery County, Maryland (January 2018)
Glossary of Early Care and Education Terms
ECE Landscape of Funding and Supports in Montgomery County, MD
Summary of Findings: Westat ECE Employer and Employee Surveys
Executive Summary: Parent Speak Outs and Employer Focus Groups
MMF’s First Issue: Workforce Development
Early Care and Education is closely related to MMF’s first issue: workforce development.
We want more residents to achieve self-sufficiency, more businesses to find qualified workers, and more communities to contribute to county-wide prosperity.
Our Call to Action: Fueling our Future with Skilled Workers and Good Jobs, issued in 2014, was embraced by more than 100 leaders from across sectors.
In October 2015, Montgomery County Executive Leggett announced an initiative to overhaul workforce development in the county, and the County Council approved legislation designating WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. as the County’s first single, readily identifiable structure to lead, elevate and coordinate a comprehensive system of workforce development.
MMF continues to follow this new entity’s progress, and we plan to issue a progress report in 2018 based on goals outlined in our original Call to Action.
Workforce Development: Resources
Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Montgomery County (2013)
MMF Call to Action: Fueling the Future with Skilled Workers and Good Jobs (2014)
Montgomery County Demographic Snapshot (Fall 2015)
About MMF and Collective Impact
MMF One Pager (includes Leadership Group)
MMF Collective Impact Framework
Background on Collective Impact from Stanford Social Innovation Review
Collective Impact Forum
Our goal: economic opportunities for all and a thriving Montgomery County.