Early Learning, Birth to 3
States Leading: Prioritizing ECE
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
Mississippi Continues to be a Leader in Early Childhood Education
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.
CCSSO Launches High-Quality PreK Network
States Leading: 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.
New Early Childhood Coordination Requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
A Toolkit for State and Local Educational Agencies, Head Start Programs, and the Early Childhood Field
Collaborative Meeting Dates
The Collaborative Meeting dates for membership year 2017-2018 and membership year 2018-2019.
Policy Brief: The State of Early Learning in ESSA: Plans and Opportunities for Implementation
This brief reviews state plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as of October 1, 2017.
Equity Starts Early
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).
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
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.
Birth to Grade 3 Indicator Framework: Opportunities to Integrate Early Childhood in ESSA Toolkit
In our work with state and local leaders, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), have seen remarkable progress and momentum around birth to third grade learning.