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Hard Work in California Wins Continuing Expansions of Evidence-Based Home Visiting

Alliance for Early Success’ California ally, Children Now, continues to push for expansion of voluntary evidence-based home visiting in California. Read about the state's significant progress that is projected to double evidence-based home visiting, and about the critical work still ahead that will reduce complexity across funding streams and set the foundation for further expansion over the long term. 

Alliance Project Gives State Advocates A Chance to Practice "Deep Listening"

Advocates from several states recently began a "beneficiary voices" project that focuses on incorporating deep listening as a crucial component of policy solution development. Dana Hepper, Policy Director at the Children's Institute (Oregon), recounts the project kickoff -- a site visit to the incredibly diverse town of Clarkston, GA.

Frenzied Close to Spring Legislative Session Brings Significant Early Childhood Funding Increases in Illinois

Members of the 101st Illinois General Assembly have passed — and the Governor has signed — a budget that provides substantial funding for the state’s early childhood system. The final budget, passed with bipartisan support, came together several days after the traditional May 31st adjournment date. Take a look at the major steps forward the state made for young children and families. 

Missouri’s Evolving Early Learning Landscape

From 2012-2016, Missouri was the only state in the country to ban quality rating systems for early childhood providers. Alliance partner Kids Win Missouri catalogs the two years of progress since the state legislature lifted the ban -- and how the state is finally righting the course in early childhood policy.

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