Early Learning, Birth to 3
The preschool through third-grade years are foundational in a child’s journey toward lifelong learning. States recognize the immense impact high-quality early learning can have on a student’s educational trajectory, and they’re finding innovative ways to support this important t
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recognized Mississippi in its latest report on pre-K quality as one of only five states whose publicly funded pre-K program meets nine of NIEER’s 10 new quality standards for early childhood education.
A child’s first years form the foundation for future learning and development. States have a critical role in providing children with access to high-quality early learning opportunities during the early years that can increase educational equity and have long-term benefits for children.
A Toolkit for State and Local Educational Agencies, Head Start Programs, and the Early Childhood Field
The Collaborative Meeting dates for membership year 2017-2018 and membership year 2018-2019.
This brief reviews state plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as of October 1, 2017.
High-quality early education programs can improve outcomes, narrow achievement gaps, and convey long-term benefits for children in school and life. This is especially the case for children from low-income families (Minervino, 2014).
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) supports the work of state education agencies (SEAs) on issues of standards, instruction, assessment, data systems, and program design and accountability for children from birth to grade 3.