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Early Childhood Education

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Policy Update

Remote Learning in Early Childhood

If online learning is not designed with early childhood in mind, many children will not be able to build a strong foundation for their education and will fail to establish the structure and routines that learning requires.

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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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Education Leaders Reports

Start Strong: Supporting Early Childhood Education through Policy

State boards of education can leverage their existing authority to ensure that all early learners have access to a quality education. This report is a product of a workgroup NASBE convened on early childhood education.

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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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State Innovations

Michigan Adds Certificate for Birth to Kindergarten Teachers

A detail of how the Michigan State Board of Education, working closely with the state education agency, is expanding opportunities to improve early educators’ preparation.

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Press Release

Michigan’s Birth to Kindergarten Certificate Professionalizes Early Learning Workforce

A new NASBE analysis details how the Michigan State Board of Education, working closely with the state education agency, is expanding opportunities to improve early educators’ preparation.

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Early Childhood Education Summit

Join us as national experts discuss the challenges facing ECE and the strategies and resources states can tap to meet them. Participants will learn from other state board colleagues about barriers to effective ECE policymaking and potential solutions.

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Helping Early Educators Support Children and Families: Implications for Policy and Practice

This webinar helps state leaders understand the emotional toll of the pandemic on children, families, and educators and provide strategies for educator self-care.

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Press Release

NASBE Releases Reports on Policies to Support Quality Early Education and Remote Learning

There's a role to play for state board leaders to advance high quality early education and remote learning.

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Education Leaders Reports

Start Strong: Supporting Early Childhood Education through Policy

State boards of education can leverage their existing authority to ensure that all early learners have access to a quality education. This report is a product of a workgroup NASBE convened on early childhood education.

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Policy Update

Remote Learning in Early Childhood

If online learning is not designed with early childhood in mind, many children will not be able to build a strong foundation for their education and will fail to establish the structure and routines that learning requires.

read more
event

Designing Effective Remote Learning for Young Students

Join NASBE for a webinar on effective models for early childhood remote learning.

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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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