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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.

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State-by-state, the Alliance for Early Success is making big, sustained impact possible.

Alliance for Early Success Early Childhood State Policy Advocacy

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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Alaska Early Childhood

Marijuana Tax Is Now a $5 Million Win for Alaska Child Care and Early Education

Anchorage, Alaska will soon benefit from an additional five to six million dollars per year in funds for child care and early education thanks to voter approval of Proposition 14 in April, also known as the “Care for Kids” measure. The five percent sales tax on marijuana purchases has existed for years, but the funds will now be used for the benefit of young children and their families rather than going into the city’s general fund.

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