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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.

Across the Country and Across the Aisle, State Policymakers Are Moving to Extend Medicaid Coverage for New Moms

While a significant number of pregnancy-related deaths happen 6-12 months after the end of pregnancy, the federal government only mandates that Medicaid coverage extend for 60 days after the end of the pregnancy. In response to this deadly gap in coverage, advocates are working with policymakers—Democrat and Republican, urban and rural—to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage in their states. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have recently passed coverage extensions.

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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, funding, rapid response, and real-time conversation, 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 2022:

of states reported that practitioners are involved in advocacy to a large or very large extent.
of states reported an increase in state funding for family economic security programs, totaling more than $4.7 billion.
of states reported a policy advance in maternal/child health.