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Join us for the March 15 Network Commons: “Early Childhood and the Role for Community Development” at 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET

ZIP code is important for children’s health; community development is a critical factor in early childhood development.


Nancy Andrews

Doug Jutte

Doug Jutte


Jim Marks

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For years, the community development sector has helped develop and finance facilities for children – from preschools to day care centers. But more work can be done to integrate children’s health considerations into neighborhood revitalization.

At our March 15 discussion, three field leaders will discuss the connections between early childhood development and neighborhood environments, and the role for community development in supporting the health and well-being of children and their families. This discussion will be practical and interactive.


The Network’s Executive Director, Doug Jutte will be joined by:

Register below and help us by spreading the word to your colleagues.


It’s easy to attend Network Commons, even if you’ve never been to a live online discussion. Here’s how:

  • Register hereAfter registering, login information will be sent via email.
  • Log in on March 15 from 10:00-11:00 am PT / 1:00-2:00pm ET. The conversations will also be archived on our YouTube Channel if you are not able to catch it live.
  • Join the conversation before, during, or after the event on Twitter by using the hashtag #NetworkCommons.


Interested in learning more about the early childhood-community development connection?

  • Read our recent Q&A with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Katie Wehr.
  • Learn more about the impacts of the Low Income Investment Fund’s investment in the Booth Child Development Center in Oakland, CA on MeasureUp.
  • Peruse our Community Close Up case study series for examples of holistic community development projects with an emphasis on children.


Launched in 2015, Network Commons is a live online discussion series on cross-sector strategies to improve neighborhood health and well-being.

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