Early Learning

Making Sense of Governance in Early Childhood

Research increasingly shows that the first five years of life are a critical period for child development. States have responded by ramping...

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Maintaining a Systems-Focus in Early Ed

Systems-thinking may not be top of mind during a time when widescale budget cuts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have required state...

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Pre-K Budget Decisions in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbating the shortage of available and high-quality child care, contributing to learning...

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Counting All Kids: How the Census Impacts Education

As state education leaders begin thinking about rebuilding after school shutdowns and the economic consequences of COVID-19, some...

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Early Ed in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research tells us that a child’s experiences in the early years build a foundation of social, emotional and cognitive development that...

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Supporting STEM Education From Preschool to Workforce

The United States is experiencing a supply and demand mismatch in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, with roughly 3...

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Quality, Like Time, Is Important In the Early Years

Last week, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into statute H.B. 1262, which fully funds full-day kindergarten across the state, beginning...

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2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership

UPDATED 11/19. This is one of two posts on the 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways.”...

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Why the 2018 Elections Matter for Education

This November, states across the country will be holding elections to decide key political leadership roles. Every state has the potential...

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All You Could Ever Want to Know About State Policies Governing Early Learning

Kindergarten is one of our most popular search items, and it’s no surprise: The early learning years are some of the most crucial in a...

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