There were real wins for young children in 2020 even though budgets were slashed and legislatures adjourned early. In this year when so many eyes were on the federal pandemic response and presidential election, it became clearer than ever that state government is where so many of the crucial early childhood decisions are made.
The Alliance for Early Success 50-State Progress Report on Early Childhood Policy catalogs those key decisions in 2020.
It also provides crucial state-by-state context, offering a snapshot of the early childhood policy landscape that our whole network—grantees, their partners, national organizations, researchers, our investors—have worked to shape.
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If you are part of our community, thank you for a year unlike any other pushing for those state policies. If you are new to the Alliance for Early Success, we hope you’ll use this report to understand the state early childhood policy landscape and join us in creating a nation where every child, in every state, has what they need in the early years to realize their full potential for a lifetime.