Author: Pierce County Early Learning Regional Coalition

  By Holly Bamford Hunt Bamford Foundation director Board member, Children’s Museum of Tacoma Member, First 5 FUNdamentals   “What if Tacoma were a city where traces of children were abundant?” “What if we did stuff with children instead of for children?” “What if children were valued for being, not doing?” “What if families had[…..]

  By Karlah Tanori Engagement Coordinator Centro Latino   Like other community partners, we want to make sure that all families in Pierce County are getting access to high-quality services and supports. But how do we know what will work best? Along with Urban League, First 5 FUNdamentals and United Way Pierce County, we went[…..]

  By Susan Barbeau First 5 FUNdamentals Executive Director   Before bringing together almost a dozen agencies that serve families in Pierce County, we knew only what we didn’t know. How many families were being served by home visiting programs? How old are the children who are receiving visits? Which families are enrolled in the[…..]

  By Susan Barbeau Executive director, First 5 FUNdamentals Pierce County Early Learning Regional Coalition   Our vision is sweeping: All Pierce County children start school ready to succeed. It will take focus, commitment and collaboration to make this happen, and without structure and shared principles, our vision might never become reality. But what process[…..]