The MarinKids Leadership Committee identified priority goals for the next ten years that target significant improvement on measures related to educational achievement, health and wellness, and access to healthcare for all Marin’s children.

The strategies support shifts in polices and community commitment to provide equitable opportunities and address the needs of all children. They are:

  • Every policy body makes decisions based on what is good for the children.
  • The educational achievement gap is eliminated and every child has equal access to the full range of educational opportunities.
  • Every child in Marin has access to comprehensive, quality healthcare.
  • Childhood obesity is eliminated.

1. Every policy body in Marin makes decisions based on what’s good for children

Priorities:

  • Leadership in collaboration among community schools, cities and county, business, parents, and volunteers
  • Public policies that recognize all children and families are part of the fabric of the community Shared goals for children – recognizing all children need/have a right to the same opportunities
  • Shared measures of accountability

2. Every child has access to comprehensive, quality healthcare.

Priorities:

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage for all children
  • Accessible health care services for all children

3. The educational achievement gap is eliminated by assuring that every child has equal access to the full range of educational opportunities

Priorities:

  • All children have the opportunity for preschool at ages 3 and 4
  • All children have access to quality early care and education
  • Secondary schools prepare students for college and a global marketplace
  • Parents are prepared to be actively involved in child’s academic success
  • Afterschool academic, enrichment and physical activity programs available to all children
  • Academic support programs are available at all schools

4. Childhood obesity is eliminated.

Priorities:

  • Access to physical activity for every child
  • Accessible and affordable fresh food in all neighborhoods
  • Schools – early childhood through high school – serve nutritious meals
  • Adoption of healthy behaviors in families
  • Public policies support healthy community norms