Pritzker Fellow Capstone Report

In 2018, First Steps Kent was pleased to bring an early childhood Fellow to Kent County. When Anissa Eddie stepped into this role it was a win-win for the organization and the community.

Kent County was one of 29 communities across the country selected to be part of the Pritzker Family Foundation’s Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI). This initiative aligned with the work of First Steps Kent and the vision of the Early Childhood System in Kent County: that every child enters kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.

During her Fellowship, Anissa helped the community move forward in the areas of early literacy; child care access; healthy births, with a pilot for a Doulas of Color initiative; and public will and engagement.

The projects that Anissa contributed to will not end. First Steps Kent, along with community partners, will continue to drive the early childhood agenda forward.

Read Anissa's Capstone Report: The 21st Century Village: How Activating “Systemness” Can Increase Equitable Outcomes for Infants, Toddlers and their Families

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