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Early Childhood Education

The Standard

Stepping Up for Early Childhood Education

The impact of early childhood education is undeniable. Yet access to high-quality early education across the country remains uneven, and many children still enter elementary school unprepared.

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States Detail Strategies to Invest in the Early Childhood Workforce in Their ESSA Plans

This commentary outlines ways states are leveraging ESSA to advance early learning policy.

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Policy Update

Advancing the Early Learning Workforce through State Policies

This NASBE policy update examines the US preschool workforce skills gap and outlines ways state boards can strengthen policies to advance the early education workforce and ensure a high-quality education for preschool learners.

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Policy Update

Early Care and Education Legislation in 2016

This policy update provides a rundown of state legislative action on early education in 2016, plus important trends.

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Education Leaders Reports

Opportunities in ESSA for Improving Early Education

A detailed look at the ESSA provisions pertaining to early childhood education and ways states boards can turn those opportunities into action.

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Early Childhood Education State Network and Workgroup

Learn about NASBE's early childhood education state network and workgroup, two professional learning opportunities for state boards of education.

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Also from NASBE

Right from the Start

The National Early Childhood Education Task Force provided this policy agenda in 1988 to promote the development of all young children.

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