BUILD has been supporting state leaders, from the public and private sectors, in their efforts to develop comprehensive, effective, and equitable early childhood systems since the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative launched the initiative in 2002. BUILD promotes innovation and systems building by providing peer networking opportunities, access to diverse technical assistance providers and experts, state-of-the-field resources on all aspects of systems building, and exceptional opportunities for continuous learning and improvement.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children and youth. For more than 30 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. and around the world have relied on our data and analyses to improve policies and programs serving children and youth. Our team of experts brings together a range of educational, work, policy and cultural experiences to provide cutting-edge research on issues affecting children from birth to early adulthood. Our work is supported by foundations; federal, state and local government agencies; and by nonprofit organizations.