Smart Beginnings NRV our Children. our COMMUNItY. Our future.

Smart Beginnings NRV convenes key stakeholders and decision-makers from the public and private sectors to 1. promote school readiness and 2. forge new plans to effectively and efficiently address early childhood needs in the community.

OUR MISSION: Enriching the lives of young children and families by innovating for progress, collaborating for effectiveness and advocating for investment.

OUR VISION: A vibrant and prosperous NRV where children and families can thrive.

Our Focus Areas

  1. Leadership
  2. Data-driven decision making
  3. Mitigating risk early
  4. Healthy births and development
  5. Family Support
  6. Highest quality early learning

Economic Value

Livability Value

Parents as empowered, engaged caregivers. Fewer children living in poverty. Quality early childcare and preschools inspiring children to embrace a lifelong love of learning.

Economic research by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and others confirms the positive ROI of early education dollars.

Decades of brain development and behavioral research highlight the first five years of life as the critical hard wiring phase of all cognitive, emotional and social skills; the same skills needed for success in school and work.

Smart Beginnings is grounded in best practices for the healthy development of children like home visits, parent education, and employment coaching. The earlier these resources are available for families, the greater the impact on the child, family and community.

Collectively, we build a stronger workforce for tomorrow and enhance the livability of our region.

Our children. Our community. Our future.

Ensuring every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


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