Strong Start of Santa Clara County is a coalition of community leaders, individuals, and organizations committed to expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for all children age 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County.

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High quality early learning opportunities support children's brain development, strengthen our schools, and more than pay for themselves through benefits to children, families and our community.

Join us - because every child deserves a Strong Start!

THE BRAIN'S FOUNDATIONS ARE BUILT IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS


A child’s brain develops dramatically during the first five years, permanently changing in response to their world and everything in it – especially parents. High quality early learning opportunities create nurturing spaces where children can develop the social and cognitive skills they need to become successful adults.

HIGH QUALITY EARLY LEARNING STRENGTHENS SCHOOLS


Making high quality early learning opportunities available and affordable to more families makes schools better for everyone. They help children get ready for kindergarten, be more likely to read by 4th grade, and more likely to go to college. Everyone benefits when no one has been left behind.

EARLY INVESTMENTS YIELD THE BEST RETURNS


Investing early in children through high quality early learning opportunities sets them up for a lifetime of success and creates substantial social and economic benefits such as reduced unemployment, less criminal activity, better health, and lower incidences of drug/alcohol abuse.

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY


Learn what you can do to ensure that all children in Santa Clara County have access to high quality early learning opportunities and the building blocks they need to become successful adults.


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