Early Learning, Birth to 3
This brief reviews state plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as of October 1, 2017.
High-quality early education programs can improve outcomes, narrow achievement gaps, and convey long-term benefits for children in school and life. This is especially the case for children from low-income families (Minervino, 2014).
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) supports the work of state education agencies (SEAs) on issues of standards, instruction, assessment, data systems, and program design and accountability for children from birth to grade 3.
In our work with state and local leaders, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), have seen remarkable progress and momentum around birth to third grade learning.