Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition
Every child deserves a strong start in life, and the Coalition aims to benefit all babies and young children in Monroe County. This focus on the Birth-to-Five population is supported by decades of research that underscore the linkages between early childhood development and success in school and life. There are several benefits of investing in the formative years of life.
The Birth-to-Five Coalition initiative, supported by the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, United Way of Monroe County, and the Smithville Charitable Foundation, is a county-wide effort that focuses on current and prospective services to parents and young children in the Bloomington, Ellettsville, New Unionville, Smithville, and Stinesville areas.