Launched in 2008, as a multi-year, multi-million dollar collective investment effort, the Collaborative works on early childhood systems-change across six jurisdictions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Its mission is to increase the quality and capacity of, and access to, early care and education in the DC region, with the goal of closing school readiness gaps within the next ten years.

Washington, DC

Focus Area:
Multi-State/regional: Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD; Prince George's County, MD; Arlington County, VA; the City of Alexandria, VA; Fairfax County, VA.


Operated and staffed by the Washington Area Women's Foundation.

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