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Strengthening the Early Childhood Education Continuum

This Policy Guide draws on work with five states to provide context and guidance for policymakers looking to strengthen the pre-K to K-3 continuum and create opportunities to close the…

 

  April 22, 2019

  Policy Report

  Unassigned

  AZ, CA, CO, DE, IL, KY, MA, MS

  Governance, Standards & Curriculum, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Initiatives From Preschool to Third Grade: A Policymaker’s Guide

This primer is a foundational resource for policymakers working on early education issues. It covers 12 issue areas that Education Commission of the States receives the most questions about from…

 

  February 5, 2018

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MD, ME, MN, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, VA, WA, WV, WY

  Assessment, Finance, Governance, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

K-3 Policymakers’ Guide to Action: Making the early years count

This special report draws upon the expertise of 12 early learning experts convened by Education Commission of the States and captures policy ideas and insights on issues affecting the quality…

 

  November 22, 2016

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3), K-12

  IL, SC

  Accountability, Assessment, Attendance, Finance, Governance, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Full-Day Kindergarten: A look across the states

This new 50-State Review explores the different methods that states use to fund both full-day and half-day kindergarten and examines the spectrum of full-day kindergarten program requirements across the country.

 

  September 16, 2016

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3), K-12

  AL, ME, NE, NH, NV, OK, UT, WV

  Finance