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The LINC initiative, funded by the McCormick Foundation, is focused on supporting leaders in early childhood and K-12 to develop and nurture a seamless learning continuum centered on children's learning and development.


The intended outcome of this initiative is to develop and implement policies and practices that address the missing links in creating a learning continuum to support the whole child from birth to beyond and the role that early childhood and K-12 school leaders play in their efforts to collaborate with families, support agencies, and community and state stakeholders to provide high quality learning and developmental opportunities for all children.

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