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Early Childhood & Neighborhood Economic Development Best Babies Zone. Building Blocks Collaborative March 29, 2013. Today: Early Childhood & Neighborhood Economic Development in the Best Babies Zone. Overview: Economic Development and the life course perspective Photovoice Panel

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Early Childhood & Neighborhood Economic Development

Best Babies Zone

Building Blocks Collaborative

March 29, 2013

today early childhood neighborhood economic development in the best babies zone
Today: Early Childhood & Neighborhood Economic Development in the Best Babies Zone
  • Overview: Economic Development and the life course perspective
  • Photovoice
  • Panel
  • Discussion
how inequities get into the body the life course perspective
How inequities get into the body:The Life Course Perspective

How do “place” and opportunity impact your health?

    • “Toxic” stress can wreak havoc in the body.

Research shows:

  • Experiences during critical times in development can have an impact much later in life.

- Pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, early childhood, adolescence

  • Impacts of these experiences accumulate over time.
your economic environment shapes your health
Your economic environment shapes your health

Photos: Thomas Hawk, funkandjazz, Susan Decker (flickr), city-data.com,, FYI youth, IPOP, www.home-lover.net, Food to Families, CCNI

early childhood development is grossly under funded
“Early Childhood Development is grossly under-funded”

“investment in early childhood developmentyields an extraordinary return, far exceeding the return on most investments, private or public…. In the future any proposed economic development list should have early childhood development at the top.”

— Arthur Rolnick, Director of Research, and Robert Grunewald, Regional Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

america s economic well being depends on early childhood investment
America’s economic well-being depends on early childhood investment
  • Telluride Summit – September 2009: “…to make early childhood investment an integral part of rebuilding our economy to achieve workforce competitiveness and fiscal sustainability.”
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Planning

Childcare

Medical Care

Jobs

Healthy Food

Building Blocks:

We each

have a role

Clean Air

Parks and Activities

Policy Makers

Education

Housing

Preschool

Safe Neighbor-hoods

Residents

Transportation

best babies zone
Best Babies Zone
  • Vision: All babies are born healthy, into communities that enable them to thrive and reach their full potential
  • Mission: To give every baby born in a Best Babies Zone the best chance in life
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Best Babies Zone: Castlemont Neighborhood

There is a 13 year difference in life expectancy between a child born in Piedmont and a child born in Castlemont.

best babies zone first steps
Best Babies Zone: First Steps
  • Resident Leadership Development
  • Mom’s Club & Community Events
  • Neighborhood Economic Development
  • Early Childhood Hub
  • Media & Political Engagement
  • Measurement
photovoice project
Photovoice Project

Photovoice Question

If you had the opportunity to talk to city leaders about economic conditions in your neighborhood, what would you take pictures of that would tell that story?

antoinette mccullough
Antoinette McCullough
  • What’s the story behind this photo?
latrice casey
Latrice Casey
  • What’s the story behind this photo?
panel
Panel

Welcome!

  • Mariela Cedeño, Mandela Marketplace
  • Jeff Butler, AnewAmerica
  • Hannah Dithrich, Grameen Bank
  • Naldo Peliks, Centro Community Partners