Supportive families and communities play a critical role in building strong foundations for learning. A stable, secure, nurturing relationship with a competent, caring adult is a key factor in helping young children be ready for school and read on grade level. Families can be supported to ensure children’s optimal development through formal family support services and informal support networks, which can both help buffer the negative effects of living conditions like poverty and family stress.

To explore data on supported and supportive families and communities, click the measures in the chart below.

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