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IMLS and the BUILD Initiative
Leaders from museums and libraries share the desire of early childhood leaders to create high quality early learning opportunities for children. Many state-level efforts aimed at supporting young children's growth and development focus narrowly on formal institutions of learning and health promotion, such as pre-kindergarten, K-12 education, and the public health system. But children live in and are most significantly shaped by family and community. Museums and libraries serve families and are valuable community assets. BUILD and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) are partnering in a year-long effort to better integrate museums and libraries into statewide early childhood systems.