Early Childhood Development

SojoAction: Early Childhood Development

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Optimal development is every child’s right! Black and brown children’s potential is often and disproportionately sabotaged by systemic racism, harmful policies, discrimination, and violence. Sojourners is embarking on an exciting opportunity to build early-childhood development champions by partnering with churches and lay leaders to protect and promote the health of children and primary caregivers in key stages of life.

Ours is a two-generation approach focused on parents and very young children to ensure optimal development in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and through all subsequent stages of their life cycle. Our strategy includes a participatory action research project where we will be working with local congregations on unearthing theological frameworks, practical needs that support children in their community, and ways that faith-based advocacy organizations like Sojourners could play a role in lifting up their early childhood development priorities.

Early Childhood Development

Our Work

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The Flourishing Futures campaign is an invitation to collectively care for children in the earliest stages of their lives by mobilizing people of faith into action.
Join SojoAction and the National Women's Law Center for a webinar on the "Child Care Cliff". Learn more about how 3.2 million children and families could lose access to child care and how we can urge our lawmakers to take action now!
Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act will give better access to health clinics and protect mothers and babies.
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Watch this webinar to learn more about Black Maternal Health!
Sign this Action Alert to Uplift Mamas and Babies
Sign this Action Alert to support the Momnibus Act.
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On Mother's Day, we asked Congress to gift our mothers with lasting protections.
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