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American Rescue Plan Funds Can Support Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education

Young children with disabilities and developmental delays experienced unique hardships during the pandemic, including a significant decline in access to early childhood special education services (ECSE). In the first three months of the pandemic, 40% of parents of children who receive ECSE reported that their children were not receiving…

 

  August 30, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  Nationwide

  Finance

A Systems Focus to Improve School Readiness

This Special Report looks at the malleable and transformative components of educational and health considerations (and their intersections) as they impact school readiness. It provides examples of innovative state programs and policies, highlights new federal financial supports and closes with state-level policy takeaways.

 

  August 10, 2021

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  CT, DE, FL, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NM, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY

  Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

How Policy Can Maximize Children’s Potential by Addressing Systemic Racism

Policies that expand access to high-quality medical care and early childhood programs provide important benefits to children and families, such as improved literacy and numeracy skills and executive function at kindergarten entry and beyond. But improving the life…

 

  June 16, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  Nationwide

  Safety, Students & Families

3 Ways Policymakers Can Support Remote Learning for Young Children

Policymakers know the 2020-21 school year feels different for all educators — but especially for those who have been building relationships with students virtually as they implement remote instruction in…

 

  April 9, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  AL, NC, TX

  Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families

Early Care and Education: 2021 State Legislation Update

In recent years (think way back to pre-pandemic times), legislation concerning early education had been increasing steadily in number, nuance and sophistication. In fact, from 2015-18 researchers found 2,396 bills,…

 

  March 31, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)

  CA, CT, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NM, OR, SC, TN, VA

  Finance, Students & Families, Transitions