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Fort Worth has the 2nd highest percentage of families with children in the U.S.

 
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Our children deserve a strong start

90% of brain development happens by age 5. Quality early education leads to:

  • Higher graduation rates

  • Better health outcomes

  • Higher wages earned as adults

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today’s working families need quality child care

2/3 of women with children under five work outside the home.

60% of local non-working parents say child care is a top reason they do not participate in the workforce.

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our employers must attract a competitive workforce

83% of millenials will leave one job for another with stronger family policies and family supports.

We are a national leader in our approach to quality early education.

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QUALITY RATED
Child Care Centers in Two Years

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U.S. COMMUNITIES HIGHLIGHTED
as National Models for Early Education

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CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS
Registered to work on Accredited Career Track

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We are working to create GREAT PLACES & SPACES across Fort Worth that help boost learning for our youngest citizens and future leaders. From doctor’s offices, to museums, parks, grocery stores and business waiting rooms – every one of us is able to impact our future and help build Fort Worth as the Best Place for Kids!

– mayor betsy price

 
 
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Repurpose and Upgrade Local Facilities

WHAT

Create a best-in-class child care facility model and build new classrooms in targeted high-need areas 

WHEN

2019 – 2020

WHO

City of Fort Worth • Child Care Partners
Local Funders • Ed Design Experts

 
 
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Inspire Family-Friendly Business Practices

WHAT

Equip businesses with a toolkit of options to attract, retain, and support employees with young children

WHEN

2019 – 2025

WHO

Local Businesses • Child Care Partners
City of Fort Worth • Local Funders

 
 
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Utilize Summer School Spaces as Early Ed “Hubs”

WHAT

Create school “hubs” during the summer with transition resources for pre-K/Kindergarten students and families

WHEN

Summer 2019 Launch

WHO

Fort Worth ISD • Local Funders • City of Fort Worth • Child Care Partners

 
 
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Recognize Great Places & Spaces for Kids

WHAT

Celebrate “great places and spaces” across Fort Worth with annual awards to the best innovators

WHEN

Fall 2019 Launch

WHO

Fort Worth ISD • Local Funders • City of Fort Worth • Child Care Partners