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Document Number: 6821

Current and Emerging State Policy Trends in Early Childhood Education: A Review of Governors’ 2006 State of the State Addresses MS Word PDF - Over the past decade, investing in learning programs for young children has emerged as a central strategy in states’ efforts to improve educational achievement and opportunity. This ECS Policy Brief examines current and emerging trends in state early-learning policy through the prism of governors’ 2006 State of the State addresses – nearly half of which included proposals relating to the availability, quality and/or structure of early learning programs. It provides a breakdown of these proposals – by topic and by state – and concludes with a brief review of three issues of growing concern and interest to policymakers: alignment, governance and quality rating systems. (Mimi Howard, Education Commission of the States, March 2006)...
Author: Mimi Howard
Publication: Policy Brief
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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