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The BUILD Initiative supports state and community leaders who set policies, provide services, and advocate for children from birth to age 5 years. BUILD partners with leaders working in early learning; health, mental health, and nutrition; and family support and engagement. The organization provides guidance, leadership training, and capacity building. Its cross-systems approach is intended to support families so that children can reach critical health and well-being benchmarks that foster kindergarten readiness and proficiency in reading and math skills and that generally promote thriving children.

BUILD also acts as a network that convenes state and community leaders, online and in-person, to share best practices, resources, and strategies, with a focus on integrating family and child-serving systems and advancing quality and racial equity. BUILD provides customized technical ...

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