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Early Childhood Education

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Policy Update

Supporting Child Care Providers amid COVID-19

Early education and child care centers both large and small are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. State boards can play an important role in supporting them during this difficult time.

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State Innovations

Michigan Narrows Licensure Bands to Improve Early Learning

Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching licenses in favor of preK-3 and 3-6 licenses that will better equip new teachers with developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills.

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The Standard - Article

The Art of Early Childhood Education

Arts integration shows promise for school readiness, emotion regulation, and stress reduction in the youngest, most vulnerable students.

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Policy Update

Supporting a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce for Dual Language Learners

This NASBE policy update urges state boards of education to adopt a vision for supporting young DLLs that includes developing the cultural and linguistic competence of the ECE workforce.

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Press Release

State Boards Have Role to Play in Supporting Child Care Providers during COVID-19

New analysis explains how state boards of education have a role to play in advocating for support of child care providers during this difficult time.

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Policy Update

Supporting Child Care Providers amid COVID-19

Early education and child care centers both large and small are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. State boards can play an important role in supporting them during this difficult time.

read more
The Standard - Article

The Art of Early Childhood Education

Arts integration shows promise for school readiness, emotion regulation, and stress reduction in the youngest, most vulnerable students.

read more
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How State Boards of Education Can Cultivate a Skilled, Stable Workforce in Early Education

This webinar examines early childhood workforce policies and the economic status of the workforce across the country.

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State Innovations

Michigan Narrows Licensure Bands to Improve Early Learning

Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching licenses in favor of preK-3 and 3-6 licenses that will better equip new teachers with developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills.

read more
Press Release

Michigan Takes Bold Steps to Improve Early Learning by Narrowing Teacher Licensure Bands

A new NASBE analysis explains how Michigan jettisoned its broad elementary teaching licenses in favor of preK-3 and 3-6 licenses that will better equip new teachers with developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills.

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Press Release

NASBE's Early Childhood Education Workgroup Kicks Off in May

ASBE welcomed 12 state board of education members from 11 states to Alexandria, Virginia, for the inaugural meeting of its Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workgroup.

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Policy Update

Collaborating to Support the Early Childhood Workforce

This NASBE policy update explores how NASBE, the National League of Cities (NLC), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) built up the nation’s early childhood education (ECE) workforce through an effective collaboration.

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Policy Update

Supporting a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce for Dual Language Learners

This NASBE policy update urges state boards of education to adopt a vision for supporting young DLLs that includes developing the cultural and linguistic competence of the ECE workforce.

read more