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Healthy Child Development & School Readiness

February 26–27, 2009

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Project Thrive at NCCP joined the Build Initiative in Denver, CO to co-host a learning collaborative for eight state teams focused on the intersection of health, mental health and school readiness.  The goals of the conference were to:

  • To build upon emerging best program practices and policies from the health and mental health systems to support school readiness strategies.
  • To support the health system in adopting exemplary health and mental health practices.
  • To identify key policy actions that states can take to promote healthy child development and school readiness.
  • To strengthen the linkages between health/mental health and early care and education and family support efforts.

Consistent with both Build and NCCP approaches, a strong emphasis was placed on peer-to-peer learning and sharing. State teams were provided opportunities to work together on action-oriented agendas that support systemic change for children and families.