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Every Child in Every State 

We are working with allies across the country to achieve equitable state early childhood policy that supports young children and their families.

The Latest from the States

In all 50 states, the Alliance for Early Success is making big, sustained impact possible. Take a closer look.

California Early Childhood Policy Advocacy

In California, Parents and Child Care Providers Work Together to Make Meaningful Change

Things are looking up for young children, parents, and child care providers in California thanks to transformational legislative wins over the summer of 2023. These policy achievements did not happen by chance, but were the result of a coordinated effort that was fueled by the grassroots organizing of parents, providers, and thousands of organizations speaking with one voice.

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Idaho early childhood policy

Idaho Advocates Use Innovative Early Learning Collaboratives to Move the Needle on Early Care and Education

In Idaho, where there is no state funding for pre-k, advocates are working at the community level to demonstrate families’ interest in — and the impact of — early care and education. Community-led collaboratives are uniting various stakeholders, including educators, parents, community leaders, and business owners, to create a holistic approach to early learning, tailored to local needs.

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Allies for Antiracism

The Alliance is committed to centering racial equity in our strategic planning and in the community building that is central to our work.

Making Connections that Accelerate Advocacy

When you combine connections to peers, access to experts, general operations funding, learning communities, and responsive assistance tailored to a state's landscape, you get a unique kind of support for state early childhood policy advocates that makes unexpected gains possible.

Resource Centers

The Alliance for Early Success has deep expertise and extensive connections in a long list of early childhood policy areas.

In our resource centers, we connect state advocates—and the broader field—with research, briefs, data sets, state policy examples, and more that represent the latest state early childhood policy knowledge and resources that they need to plan and inform.

In 2023:

of states reported that they are working in at least one coaltion.
of states reported a a policy or funding win in maternal and child health, with 26% reporting a large funding increase.
of states reported a policy or funding win in family economic security, up from 43% in 2022.

The past year was  historic for state actions to improve outcomes for young children. See the big trends and state-by-state reviews in the Alliance’s latest 50-State Early Childhood Policy Progress and Landscape Report.