Early Learning, Birth to 3

  • April 2018

States Leading: Prioritizing ECE

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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

  • 4.19.18

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.

  • March 2018

States Leading: Early Childhood Education

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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.

  • January 2018

Collaborative Meeting Dates

Collaborative Meeting Dates 2017-2018

The Collaborative Meeting dates for membership year 2017-2018 and membership year 2018-2019.

  • November 2017

Equity Starts Early

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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).

  • November 2017

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

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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.