The Alliance for Early Success (formerly the Birth to Five Policy Alliance) is a catalyst to get and keep children on a path to success. We provide leadership, funding, and curate technical assistance. The Alliance creates and enhances partnerships by bringing state, national, and funding organizations together in new and innovative ways in order to achieve results better and faster than anyone can do alone. The goal is to improve state policies that lead to better health, learning, and economic outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable young children.
Each New Year brings with it new beginnings, new opportunities, and for all of us in the early childhood community, renewed optimism for achieving something meaningful for young children. And, in Louisiana, there’s already cause for celebration.
Early education advocates’ responses to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), have ranged from enthusiastic to ambivalent. Here, the Alliance for Early Success offers our perspective and reflects on implications for our work.