By connecting and equipping state advocates for children birth through eight, we are making progress toward the day when every child in every state has an equal chance to learn, grow, and succeed.

The Latest COVID-19 State Policy Resources

The latest intelligence on protecting children and families.

Ongoing state responses to the crisis in child care, early education, and child welfare.

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The State of Birth Through Eight

Across the country, state government is where crucial decisions are made about the health, education, and family support available to young children and their families. On the state pages at The State of Birth Through Eight, you can meet our allies in each state, explore their state early childhood policy impact in the past year, and – most important – learn what still needs to be done.

A comprehensive early childhood strategy addresses health, family support, and learning.

The Alliance for Early Success equips our allies to make change to state early-childhood policy across all the areas that impact child well-being and success. We believe a complete early childhood strategy — grounded in racial, economic, social, and gender equity — is essential for all children, families, and communities to reach their full potential.

New Mexico Opens New Early Childhood Education and Care Department

With the inauguration of the state’s new Early Childhood Education and Care Department, New Mexico has become the fourth state in the nation to have a cabinet level department dedicated to early childhood. The creation of the department reflects the Governor’s focus on improving the lives of New Mexico’s youngest children.

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