Introduction to First 10: Key Resource Kit

EDC, April 2024

Explore a collection of key introductory resources on First 10. For additional information, visit our About page.

AIR Evaluation of First 10 in Michigan (American Institutes for Research, 2023)
This evaluation brief shares findings from the first year of implementation in Michigan communities, including successes and challenges.

The Power of First 10 Partnerships (Early Learning Nation, March 16, 2023)
In this two-part interview, David Jacobson describes the First 10 Approach and offers examples of First 10 work.

First 10 in Rhode Island: Evaluation Findings  (EDC, 2024)
This evaluation describes First 10 progress in the communities of East Providence, Johnston, and Woonsocket.

Case Study: Building Systems that Work: First 10 in East Providence, RI (EDC, 2023)
This case study describes the successful strategies that a strong First 10 partnership in Rhode Island implemented.

Four Strategies for Getting the First 10 Years of a Child’s Life Right (Education Week, 2020)
David Jacobson outlines four important steps that successful First 10 schools and communities have taken to improve outcomes for children and families.

First 10 Flyer  (EDC, 2024)
This two-page flyer gives an overview of the First 10 approach to improving outcomes for children ages 0-10.

EDC’s Strategic Vision (EDC, 2024)
EDC’s strategic vision includes early childhood education as a foundational ambition and identifies First 10 as one of four Spotlight initiatives.