Below are resources for early childhood professionals and those serving the early childhood community.

Use Less Time with 4 New Resources on  As busy educators ourselves we know how precious time is SO we have put together a “Resources” section in to give you MORE TIME to use these great early learning resources and use LESS TIME trying to locate them. Let’s take a look.

Why the K-12 World Hasn’t Embraced Early Learning This paper was written to describe some of the policy and cultural influences that make it hard to build partnerships between K-12 and early learning, and to provoke some important conversations about how to change those influences.

A promising new measure of kindergarten readiness  For years, states have sought a reliable way to measure the extent to which young children are on track to enter kindergarten, and to identify subgroups of children who might benefit from additional support or intervention in the pre-K years. A new pilot measure based on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) may meet that need and fill a critical gap in policy-relevant early childhood data.

Trends in Pre-K Education Funding in 2017-18  This policy brief begins by reviewing the educational and societal impacts of quality pre-K programs before revealing legislative changes to state pre-K funding in 2017-18. The brief highlights four states and breaks down total pre-K funding for all states, including year-over-year changes.