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Who We Are

We want the young living in Shelby County to grow up in a community of opportunity

Early Learning Shelby County works to support high-quality early learning and healthy development for Shelby County's youngest children, from birth to five, by championing policies, promoting innovative and evidence-based practices, and building public will.  Finding a high-quality early learning opportunity is essential for the majority of Shelby County families. Parents want safe environments, with loving and trusted caregivers, where they know their children are learning and where their whole family is welcomed. But accessing those opportunities is a challenge for too many families.  The facts show that Shelby County’s families need more accessible and higher quality care.