Strong Start is a coalition of community leaders, early education providers, nonprofit organizations, elected officials, members of the business community, and other key stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for all children age 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County.
The coalition looks for local, state, and national solutions to help increase access to high quality early education and conducts advocacy efforts at the state level to encourage increased investments in early learning.
Strong Start is an initiative of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and builds upon the strong leadership of its many partners in the field of early education.
To ensure that all children age 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County have access to high quality early education opportunities.
Mary Ann Dewan, Ph. D.
Interim County Superintendent of Schools
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Supervisor, District 1
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Executive Vice President
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Chief Executive Officer
FIRST5 Santa Clara County
Chief Community Impact Officer
Silicon Valley Community Fund