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The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

The Raising of America Evaluation Report []


We're beginning to see a shift in the way Americans think and talk about early childhood.

More than 730,000 people as of this writing have screened and discussed one or more episodes of The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation in structured settings since the series’ 2015 release and its broadcast on public television. Events have been convened by more than 3,200 organizations in all 50 states as part of this public engagement initiative. Some of these events have been internal (for staff, member and leadership development), others external (with existing and new partners, constituents, the public and policy makers).

This Evaluation Report looks at how the series has been used in these structured settings—who used it, what worked and what didn’t, the victories won, the opportunities missed, and the lessons learned.

The Report includes insights gleaned from a 35-question online Survey, two Case Studies which dive deeper into how the series was used, along with a Discussion and Recommendations for using film for social change.

Read the full Evaluation Report, Executive Summary, and Summary of Recommendations at:



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