CCSSO is committed to supporting each state's role in creating the structures and supports that help students enter kindergarten ready to learn and ultimately graduate high school ready for college, careers, and life. ECE's focus on ensuring students have access to high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood education that prepares them for Pre-K and elementary school displays CCSSO's commitment to students on every step of their journey to be successful in school. State members who join the ECE collaborative include early childhood or education directors and specialists. 


2019-2020 Goals:

-Support SEA staff to develop policies and support systems for local districts to create equitable, aligned, and coherent birth/PreK to 3rd grade frameworks;

-Support SEA staff in implementing early learning strategies in accordance with  their state's consolidated ESSA plan, especially in support of disadvantaged children;

-Support SEA staff to create support systems for local districts to implement high-quality curricular and evidence-based practices for early literacy and early math as well as social and emotional learning in PreK to Grade 3. 


For more information on the ECE collaborative please see the documents below:

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Collaborative 2019-2020 Membership Information

Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education

States Leading for Equity: Promising Practices Advancing the Equity Commitments


Please find the collaborative meeting dates for the 2019-2020 membership year here

For general inquiries related to membership in a collaborative please email Adam Petermann, or call 202-336-7076.


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