Advocacy & Early Childhood Systems Building
Delivering on the Promise of Effective Early Childhood Education for Black Children: Eliminating Exclusionary Discipline and Concentrating on Inclusion
Launched by the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) in 2017, Delivering on the Promise of Effective Early Childhood Education for Black Children is an initiative designed to dismantle the foundation of America’s preschool to prison pipeline—the rising rates of suspensions and expulsions in early childhood education (ECE).
This toolkit from the Center for the Study of Social Policy includes guidance and tools to assess effectiveness of local early childhood systems in improving the reach of early childhood services, promote coordination among those services, increase the community’s commitment to early childhood, and advance equity and parent engagement.
Drafted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education, the purpose of this policy statement is to support states and communities as they improve coordination, alignment, and enhancement of health and early learning systems to promote the healthy development, early learning, and well-being of all children from birth to kindergarten entry in the United States.
Early Learning Interagency Policy Board (IPB) Report to the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services
With goals of aligning early learning programs across systems and improving access and quality in federal early learning programs, in 2010, the U.S.
The State Capacity Building Center has published a new, expanded version of the Early Childhood Systems Building Guide. This online tool is designed to support state leaders and their partners in their pursuit of systems building initiatives. The updated version includes new chapters on program implementation, program evaluation and financing, along with state highlights, and a searchable resource database.
States are successfully working with their legislatures and governors to pass legislation that supports comprehensive early childhood (EC) systems, with a focus on better integration of programs, policies, and services to benefit young children and their families. This report profiles six diverse States that have successfully passed legislation aimed at advancing their EC system.
The 2016 edition of Early Childhood Matters features contributions from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake; WHO Assistant Director General Flavia Bustreo; Alice Albright and colleagues at the Global Partnership for Education; and Susan L. Bissell of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
The fact that most early care and education (ECE) businesses in the US struggle to make ends meet is not news. Nor is the fact that ECE managers feel increasingly squeezed by higher standards (which often require more dollars), competitive markets (that make it difficult to increase prices), and few opportunities for third party funding. The bottom line is that running a successful ECE business is hard. And while many challenges are beyond the control of site directors, owners or administrators, some can be addressed.
This policy paper outlines five action steps to leverage the value of early childhood education for a state's public education system.
The BUILD Initiative, with the help of many of the country’s early childhood leaders, has produced an E-Book, Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families. Through this E-Book, we share learning from the initial implementation of the efforts, highlighting experience, trends and reflections stemming from the significant contribution from the federal investment in this strategic work.