The Shelby County Office of Early Childhood & Youth coordinates programs, advises policymakers, and promotes community understanding that all children deserve to be healthy, safe, and nurtured.
As an Office that doesn’t provide any direct services, we demonstrate Shelby County Government’s commitment to children and families and attract dollars from outside the community for strategic placement of those dollars.
We align funding received with the strategies outlined in the Memphis Fast Forward’s People First! Human Capital Development Plan, a plan adopted by Mayors Mark H. Luttrell and A C Wharton.
We advocate for, coordinate, and work to ensure the quality, accountability, and success of informal and formal resources for all children and their families most in need.