Oklahoma

Our allies in Oklahoma are leveraging both public and private partnerships to make sure kids arrive at school with the knowledge, skills, and physical and emotional health to achieve their dreams.

State Allies:

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Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness • Oklahoma City, OK
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Top Priorities for 2020

Create a five-year strategic financing plan for early childhood initiatives

Revise and expand Oklahoma's Quality Rating and Improvement System

Create quality standards and identify sustainable funding for a three-year-old preschool program

Support strategies to increase access and participation for families needing child care in rural areas of the state

In 2019, Oklahoma early care and education saw more funding, expanded training, and a new seat at the table.  

  • Increased provider reimbursement rates and raised income eligibility for subsidized child care.
  • Added $15 million in to fund pre-k teachers over the past two years.
  • More than 1,200 educators, parents, and administrators received professional development in trauma-informed care, infant-toddler care, brain development, and equity.
  • Advocated for the governor to create a new cabinet secretary position for Human Services and Early Childhood Initiatives. 

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Oklahoma’s young children by providing state allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice