The Courage to Prepare Children to Succeed
Effective collaborations often find their beginnings when potential partners are willing to be vulnerable and honest about where they need help. Back in 2017, the Sioux City School District did just that. Their ‘community call for help’ led to a collaboration of over 70 organizations and individuals who discovered that most brain development happens before age 3 and can be positively impacted by increasing 1-1 personal interactions with babies and toddlers. This motivated team implemented multiple strategies to reach parents and caregivers that brought national acclimations to the collaborative work and, more importantly, continue to impact Siouxland children.