5 to One



About Us

It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. For those of us working in early childhood, no catchphrase says it better. An infant’s first experiences are the nurturing relationships and deep attachments she forms with parents and caregivers. Growing up, a healthy young child expands his sphere of relationships to include playmates and friends, teachers and other trusted adults, eager to learn and ready to succeed. Paralleling the child’s development, parents and guardians are building trusted relationships with community resources that support their role as their children’s first and best teachers. From the very beginning, a child is at the center of a web or network of relationships that contribute to her/his optimal development. The village is different for different children, but there is one for every child. Or there should be…

5 to ONE and other Great Start projects support children and families, invest in communities and partner broadly for collective impact. Our mission is to make it possible for communities to act by telling the stories, sharing the data, and showing the way.

Early Childhood--Make It COUNT!

Rep/Contact Info

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Mary Manner
Great Start Coordinator