The Atlanta Region Census Office just released the first edition of the Census Best Practices Showcase newsletter and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval was recognized for their creative and effective initiative to promote the 2020 Census in Jacksonville! As a result of the Coalition’s “I COUNT!” campaign and others, the City of Jacksonville’s self-response rate was 4.5% higher than in 2010. This increase translates to funding for child care, nutrition programs, and education in our community. Additionally, Duval County moved up in rank to #11 out of 67 Florida counties from #22 in 2010. This could not have been accomplished without the assistance of our providers, families and community partners! Thank you for all you do! Click HERE to read the newsletter.