Early Learning

Building a system that gives all kids a strong start

Quality early learning

MARC’s early learning and Head Start programs provide leadership and coordination to build a robust early learning system with strong families, skilled teachers, quality programs, supportive communities, sustained and sufficient funding, and multi-sector collaboration.

Early Education training session

Child Care Collaborative Network

The Child Care Collaborative Network program provides free professional development training opportunities and resources to promote early childhood education.  

Young children smiling and hugging in a classroom

Head Start

MARC has built a network of providers and support agencies that work together to effectively and efficiently provide quality services to children and their families.

Presentation during an Early Learning legislative meeting

Partners in Quality

Partners in Quality brings together key community members to build a nationally unsurpassed early learning system in our community. 

Five Pillars of the Early Learning System

A robust early learning system relies on strong families, skilled teachers, supportive communities, sustained and sufficient funding, and collaborative leadership. Our programs and initiatives are driven by these five pillars to enhance the development of young children and provide support for the adults in their lives.

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MARC created a dedicated Head Start website to help prospective Head Start families find a provider, determine eligibility, enroll and connect with resources.

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Early Learning Committees

Committees are critical to developing our programs and moving our work forward.