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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.

MARCH 17 | 3:00 ET

Join us to hear what we've learned from the University of Oregon's Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development: Early Childhood study — and what it means for state early childhood policy advocacy.

Alliance for Early Success Child Care Policy Roadmap Cover
Alliance for Early Success Child Care Policy Roadmap Cover

In the Alliance 50-state progress report for 2020, you’ll see the immediate policy wins states were able to achieve—as well as the evolution and trajectory of each state’s early childhood policy climate.

Alliance for Early Success Child Care Policy Roadmap Cover

We all know that we cannot return to the broken child-care system we had before the pandemic. But what does a strong system actually look like? Find out in this powerful strategy document developed by a workgroup of state allies and national experts.

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See 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 in 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.

As we pursue opportunity for each and every child in each and every state, we know we must center racial equity.

Learn more about Allies for Antiracism, our commitment to centering racial equity in our strategic planning and in the community building that is central to our work.

The Alliance for Early Success Allies for Antiracism
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.

Idaho early childhood policy

Idaho Allies Get Two Big Wins for Home Visiting: Additional State Investment and Medicaid Coverage

Securing state funding to grow the reach and impact of home visiting programs was a top priority for Alliance for Early Success ally Idaho Voices for Children. Advocates working with the legislature have secured a third year of state funding for home visiting that not only doubled the state’s investment to $2 million, but directed the state to pursue billing Medicaid for home visiting services.

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Michigan Early Childhood Policy

Michigan Allies Win New Executive Orders – and a $23-Million Investment – to Address Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

Our Allies in Michigan have been working hard to highlight racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes and to build urgency around the need to achieve birth equity. Last year, their work paid off with several crucial wins, including $23.5 million in funding for a comprehensive plan to address disparities and an executive order that requires health professionals to undergo implicit bias training.

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