UB’s improvement work is less visible than our brick and mortar projects but just as essential to changing the early childhood landscape in Brownsville. Families and service providers are partnering with each other and city agencies to identify opportunities to move the needle on key early childhood metrics.

This type of collaboration requires trust to establish data-sharing across organizations and agencies in ways that are rarely found in the early childhood sphere.

Our improvement work includes:

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Establishing an early childhood shared measurement system among local service providers

Working with families and service providers to improve pathways to essential services like early childhood education and interventions for developmental delays

Identifying key indicators of early childhood development that are tracked by different city agencies and compiling this data into a population-wide measure