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The Alliance for Early Success is a 50-state resource for early-childhood advocates as they pursue the big, sustained impact that will ensure every child in every state, birth through age eight, has an equal chance to grow, learn, and succeed.

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Alliance for Early Success and ZERO TO THREE Launch Early Intervention Advocacy Learning Collaborative

In partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, ZERO TO THREE (ZTT) launched a new opportunity for state advocates, an Early Intervention (EI) Advocacy Learning Collaborative. This introductory experience is for advocates who wish to become more familiar with EI and more active in this critical state policy area. By creating this space to deepen understanding of the Early Intervention system, advocates will get ideas, inspiration and knowledge from one another, leading to positive change in their states.

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Alliance and Elephant Circle Webinar on Implementing Doula Coverage

Doulas have been embraced as an effective method to improve birth outcomes, prompting many states to consider requiring doula services to be included as a benefit under Medicaid and, in some states, private insurance. While this policy change has the potential to contribute to reduced rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and NICU admissions among other benefits, the way in which doula coverage is implemented has a significant impact on its utility for pregnant people and their families. In this webinar, learn more how to implement doula coverage in ways that stay true to the principles and values of the doula model.

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We Can Do More for Families to Flourish: Consensus Findings on Supporting Families

EDITORIAL Alliance Executive Director Helene Stebbins shares the findings of the Convergence Collaborative on Supports for Working Families—a cross-partisan group of 32 leaders representing different political, ideological, and industry perspectives. Their final report, In This Together: A Cross-Partisan Action Plan to Support Families with Young Children in America, is a blueprint for consensus action.

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Courtney D. Lee Joins Alliance as Deputy Director of Staff, Equity, and Culture

The Alliance for Early Success announced today that Courtney D. Lee has joined the organization as its Deputy Director of Staff, Equity, and Culture. In this newly created position, Lee will lead the development and implementation of the Alliance’s human resources strategy and further develop the organization’s workplace culture of purpose, continuous learning, innovation, and belonging.

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Serv and Return: Tools for Communicating the Broken Economics of Child Care

In January, an advocate from Texas put out a request for good resources for educating lawmakers about the child care system. Both state and national allies were quick to respond with a variety of tools that help explain the costs of child care businesses, the impact the system has on the economy, and strategies advocates can use to push for a substantial public investment in the system.

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Aaliyah Roulhac Joins Alliance for Early Success as First-Ever Community and Network Associate

The Alliance for Early Success announced today that Aaliyah Roulhac will become the organization’s first Community and Network Associate. The Alliance is a national nonprofit that advances strong early childhood policy in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by supporting state advocates with strategic investment and powerful peer engagement. Roulhac will support the Alliance’s community-building mission by working to strengthen relationships across state lines, and to accelerate progress by documenting successes and challenges.

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Alliance for Early Success and ZERO TO THREE Launch a New Community of Practice on Trauma-Informed Approaches to Engaging Family Advocates 

In partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, ZERO TO THREE (ZTT) has launched a new community of practice on trauma-informed approaches to engaging family advocates to support state advocates as they continue strengthening their engagement with families to better inform their understanding of the hardships families face, co-design policy solutions and advocacy priorities to address those hardships, and support families to build their own leadership capacity.

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