With expertise in policy, law and advocacy, we help make early childhood education a priority in 20 states.
The national policy team works with state and local leaders to build, coordinate, and protect the early childhood services and infrastructure essential to giving young, at-risk children an opportunity at success. We also provide local community and school district consultation. Please email us with any questions you have about our work.
State Consultation Services
Among the many ways we help partner states build and maintain their early education systems:
Directing resources to programs and services that help the country’s youngest and most vulnerable children ages birth to 5 years old
Promoting and implementing proven, high-quality early childhood practices
Providing access to practices in a range of settings and models
Emphasizing investment in building the infrastructure and coordination of systems*
*A fully-realized system includes investments in early learning and program standards, curriculum, assessment, family engagement, professional development, quality improvement supports and accountability.
How It Works
The national policy team works with advocates, government officials, policymakers, local philanthropists and business leaders to support change in early childhood public policy. These partnerships are made by:
Providing individualized and substantive strategy and consultation
Providing timely policy analysis and thought leadership to address current and emerging policy opportunities and challenges in the field