NBCDI Eight Essential Outcomes for Black Child Development

The first eight years of a child’s life set the foundation for their health, safety and overall well-being. 

Our Eight Essential Outcomes provide a framework for Black child development from birth through age 8.


We envision a world in which every Black child…

...is born at a healthy weight.
...attends a school that affirms and expands them.
...enjoys meals with vegetables.
...hangs out on a safe and appropriate internet.
...sees themselves reflected in their books and toys.
...breathes clean air and drinks clean water.
...is seen as a child.
...lives in an uplifting community where they can play, explore and thrive.