AFI Brochure Financial Stability for Families With Young Children
Financial Stability for Families With Young Children
Connecting Early Learning Communities to Asset Building
An estimated 40% of families with children in the U.S. are unable to cover basic expenses. This is especially true for families with young children. Family stability, including financial stability, is imperative for a young child’s development. Asset building, including savings, provides protection for families in certain economic hardships. The early learning community, including Head Start and child care providers, are natural partners to help connect families with young children to the asset building community.
This section will provide information on connecting the early learning and asset building communities to help improve economic security for families. Information will include promising practices, linkages, and toolkits aimed at moving families towards financial stability. Resources are designed for both AFI projects and the early learning communities and are designed to help both providers and parents.