While Thirty Million Words® and others in the early learning field have made progress towards developing evidence-based interventions, it is clear that even the most effective interventions do not scale themselves. We are eager to take the next step forward.

Given the magnitude of the number of families in need, a community-wide approach is needed. Without a single point of entry for change—as the public school system can be for children age five and older—the multi-centric early childhood environment makes it difficult to make the critical leap from knowing what works to scaling what works.

As part of our agenda to improve early learning outcomes, the TMW Center will undertake the creation of a community-wide demonstration project to embed evidence-based interventions in health, education, and community service systems.

In fall 2018, the TMW Center selected Palm Beach County, Fla., as the site for its first community-wide rollout. The TMW Center will be working closely alongside Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, as it embeds its integrated suite of evidence-based interventions within existing health, education and social service systems beginning in 2019.