Engage your community about the importance of the first 2000 days of a child’s life and why early learning is a priority for our state. It’s easy with the First 2,000 Days toolkit! In addition to the standard First 2,000 materials, we also have tools tailored for outreach to the faith and business communities.

SOURCES

We share a lot of statistics and facts! Some – like the fact that 70% of Americans ages 17 to 24 cannot meet the military’s eligibility requirements – are hard for people to believe! The First 2000 Days Source Sheet provides links to the sources we frequently site.

PRESENTATION RESOURCES

The First 2000 Days presentation comes in a PowerPoint presentation.  A guide with suggested talking points and discussion questions accompanies the PowerPoint. The PowerPoint contains two short videos and requires audio.

We hope that giving a First 2000 Days presentation is an inspiring experience for your audience. We love feedback and appreciate hearing about how the presentation and tools are working for you! Contact us at ncecf@buildthefoundation.org

Powerpoint (Please note that the PowerPoint includes links to video on YouTube. To show them, you will need to have a wireless connection. If you would like the actual movie files, please email ncecf@buildthefoundation.org.)

TOOLS

  • Community Call to Action Card Bring cards to every event and ask people to complete them while they are there. Side 1 includes actions people can take to stay engaged, and Side 2 includes the Community Pledge.
  • Reflections (Post Presentation Worksheet): Ever realize that if you had jotted down your reflections immediately after a meeting or presentation, you wouldn’t have forgotten some key takeaways? Based on a local Smart Start’s approach, we are providing a reflections sheet for use after giving a First 2000 Days presentation.

PRINT MATERIALS

SPANISH MATERIALS

Spanish Presentation: This is the Faith presentation translated into Spanish

  • Powerpoint Presentation – Special thanks to Dr. Vivian Correa, Cristen Bullock and Dr. Sandra Ixa Plata-Potter for translating the presentation and the guide. (Please note that the PowerPoint includes links to video on YouTube. To show them, you will need to have a wireless connection. If you would like the actual movie files, please email ncecf@buildthefoundation.org.)
  • Presentation Guide

OUTREACH TO THE FAITH COMMUNITY

  • Faith Presentation: This First 2,000 Days presentation has been tailored specifically for the faith community.
    • Powerpoint Presentation (Please note that the PowerPoint includes links to video on YouTube. To show them, you will need to have a wireless connection. If you would like the actual movie files, please email ncecf@buildthefoundation.org.)
    • Presentation Guide
    • Faith Call to Action Card: Bring cards to every event and ask people to complete them while they are there. Side 1 includes actions people can take to stay engaged, and Side 2 includes the Faith Pledge.
  • Report: The Faith Community and Early Childhood: Engaging Your Congregation: This document includes ideas generated during a series of Faith Summits held across the state and provides a basic background on early child development. Topics include Faith Leaders, A Source of Strength for Families; Allowing All Children to Reach Their Potential; A Moral Challenge and Taking Action.

OUTREACH TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

OUTREACH TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY

  • Law Enforcement Call to Action Card: Bring cards to every event and ask people to complete them while they are there. Side 1 includes actions people can take to stay engaged, and Side 2 includes the Law Enforcement Pledge.