How are cities and towns grappling with a host of urgent challenges? According to Tonja Rucker of the National League of Cities, mayors and city leaders are testing cutting-edge strategies and developing bold solutions that place children at the center of every decision.
A 2002 Harvard Business Review essay called “Creativity Under the Gun” draws a distinction between innovation that happens under extreme pressure and the kind that happens when thinkers have time and leisure.
The days of shushing kids in museums are long gone. Now, museums large and small, which once earned reputations for strict enforcement of “no talking,” “no touching” and “no fun” rules for kids, actively court families and kids with free days, family memberships, activities, tours and programs, all designed to celebrate and discover art and the creative spirit.
This article, the first in a new series, will highlight efforts being led by local, state and national partners of the recently launched National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT) to advance promising prenatal-to-three policies and programs that create and expand family support systems.