About this Study

Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) is completing its latest community inquiry, Children 1-2-3: Early Learning for Future Success. This community engagement process has been examining the question, "How can Jacksonville best foster early learning success for children from birth to age 3 in our community?" Over the course of the process (October 2011 through April 2012), the meeting schedule, meeting summaries, key handouts and relevant articles have all been posted here. To find out more, please email tonia@jcci.org.

Issue Statement

TITLE: Children 1-2-3: Early Learning for Future Success
Issue: How can Jacksonville best foster early learning success for children from birth to age 3 in the community?

The JCCI study will:

-Explore the characteristics of academically successful children and the environmental factors in early childhood that produce those characteristics.
-Understand the programs and policies in Duval County and elsewhere which attempt to enhance those characteristics.
-Understand the context of infancy and early childhood programs and policies and the continuum of services that are or could be available for families and young children.
-Identify gaps in programs, policies, and resources, as well as barriers to full use of local resources, to address positive early learning development.
-Examine successful programs, policies, and funding models in other communities, and review each for their ability to be adapted to the local environment.
-Recommend specific strategies for the Jacksonville community to foster positive early learning development for children from birth to 3.
Approved by the JCCI Board of Directors - May 21, 2010
Approved by the Children: 1-2-3 Management Team - September 7, 2011
Approved by the Children: 1-2-3 Study Committee - October 12, 2011