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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 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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New Child Care Roadmap Shows States Are Transforming Child Care While Advocating for New Federal Investments

In our new report, Child Care Policy Roadmap 2023, we highlight policies enacted in states – red, blue, and purple – that serve as building blocks for a transformative child care system. It builds on a policy roadmap released several years ago that laid out the major areas of work that all states need to take on to transform our child care system. It turns out that the ideas included in that report were not pipe dreams, and many states have put them into action.

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Nisha G. Patel Joins Alliance for Early Success Board of Directors 

The Alliance for Early Success (the Alliance) announced today Nisha G. Patel has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Patel is a well-known national voice on social and economic mobility and philanthropy in the United States and will bring her deep expertise in supporting thriving families to the organization’s governance.

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The Alliance Launches Second Cohort to Support Advocates Centering Lived Experience and Sharing Power

The Alliance for Early Success is launching a second cohort of the Centering Parent and Practitioner Power (CPPP) Community of Practice aimed at strengthening the capacity of state grantees seeking to build authentic and impactful partnerships that are rooted in lived experiences and values of racial equity and shared power. The eight-month cohort experience creates the space for courageous conversations necessary to deepen the understanding, appreciation, and skills to equitably center the expertise of community members in policy and advocacy work.

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Alliance for Early Success Receives $10-Million Investment from MacKenzie Scott and Launches Innovative New Early Childhood Power Equity Fund

The Alliance for Early Success, a 50-state early childhood policy nonprofit, announced today a $10-million grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The unrestricted investment will fund the launch of the Power Equity Initiative, a bold strategy to grow an influential voice for young children at the state level by catalyzing equitable coalitions in which parents, advocates, practitioners, and other diverse voices work collaboratively to improve policies and increase funding.

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Child Care NEXT 2023 Progress Snapshot: Laying the Foundation for Transformative Policy and Funding Wins

Since the Child Care NEXT initiative cohort was announced in the summer of 2021, state coalitions have been making foundational progress on their coalitions and transformation plans. This work is about building a large, durable constituency for child care in a state, so much of the early work is on building a coalition infrastructure that aligns with the core principles and collective power milestones of the initiative.

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