Early Learning, Birth to 3
A robust body of research attests to the importance of early literacy, and other critical areas of development and learning from birth through third grade.
By Leila Sammander, CCSSO Senior Program Associate, Early Childhood Education
Tennessee is developing a coaching pilot to implement high-quality curriculum and developmental practices for its youngest learners.
In 2019, 46 states and territories are implementing Preschool Development Grants (PDGs), which will support states to do five broadly defined activities: 1. A Birth to Five Needs Assessment 2. A Birth to Five Strategic Plan 3. Maximizing Parent Knowledge and Choice 4. Sharing Best Practices 5.
In an updated version of its 2016 report on a state scan of states’ status on K-2 assessments, ACT reported that states adapted to three changes of implementing K-2 assessments in local districts: (1) changes of teacher evaluations in ESSA; (2) federal funds fo
This guide aims to support state education agencies and early education partners develop coherent, research-based policy by guiding thinking, discussion, data collection, and gap analyses of current practices and policies that can lead to more intentional decision making relative to y
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.
A child’s early years are the foundation for future development. Families, caregivers, and teachers work together to help young children become confident, lifelong learners.
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) collaborative informs directors and specialists of early learning at state education agencies on critical education policies and problems of practice for children, birth to age 8.
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