April 2024

Explore a collection of key introductory resources on First 10 to learn how First 10 works to support school-community partnerships in improving outcomes for thousands of children.

April 2024

This two-page flyer gives an overview of the First 10 approach to improving outcomes for children ages 0-10.

January 2024

This report shares findings from  an evaluation of First 10 implementation in Rhode Island, specifically in the communities of East Providence, Johnston, and Woonsocket. It assesses each  communities’ progress toward their goals; shares feedback on team collaboration and relationships; describes sustainability plans; and offers formative feedback to improve First 10 and  RIDE support.

September 2023

This evaluation brief by the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) shares findings from the first year of implementation in Michigan communities. First 10 pilot sites addressed barriers that limit families’ access to school readiness services;  aligned pre-K and Kindergarten practices; and improved collaboration among schools, early childhood programs, and community partners; among other successes.

A photo of MI First 10 team.
April 2019

This study examines First 10 Schools and Communities—coordinated efforts taking place around the country to improve teaching, learning, and care during the first decade of children’s lives. First 10 Schools and Communities bring together school districts, elementary schools, and early childhood programs to improve the quality of education and care for young children and their families. They work to improve teaching and learning, deepen partnerships with families, and provide comprehensive services for children and families. First 10 initiatives take two basic forms: First 10 School Hubs are anchored by a single elementary school, which provides direct support to families and collaborates with nearby early childhood providers. First 10 Community Partnerships bring together multiple elementary schools, school district leaders, and early childhood programs to improve the quality and coordination of early childhood education and care throughout a geographic area or community.

Education Week, 
February 2020

Over the past decade, David Jacobson has had the opportunity to research and work with communities that are attempting to bridge the divides thwarting efforts to improve outcomes for low-income children and their families. Read about four strategies that can help get the first 10 years of children’s lives right.