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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.

Minnesota Early Childhood Policy Advocacy

Minnesota “Coalition of Coalitions” Turns Years of Work into a String of Big Wins for Children and Families

From a new nation-leading child tax credit that will cut child poverty by a third, to $1.3 billion for expansion of mixed-delivery child care, to continuous medicaid coverage for children to age 6, to a long list of other wins for young children and their families, there were almost too many advancements to count in the 2023 legislative session. The secret to all these wins? A long-standing “of coalition of coalitions” in the state the centers communication, equity, cooperation, and authentic power sharing.

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illinois Early Childhood Policy

Illinois Advocates Centered Lived Experiences to Strengthen Access to Early Care and Education for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System

Illinois advocates worked with the state legislature and the Pritzker administration to pass Public Act 102-926. The approved legislation includes proposals developed by the state’s Early Learning Council, with support from Start Early and Illinois Action for Children. The Council’s recommendations were informed by the lived experiences of parents who access early childhood services for their children.

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Vermont Early Childhood Policy

Vermont Allies Make Strides Towards Economic Justice and Equity

Voices for Vermont’s Children built momentum for economic justice through their advocacy approach paired with consistent messaging. These allies work in partnership with coalitions and use outcome impact data to ensure that Reach Up will meet families’ basic needs for the well-being of Vermont children.

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What If We Made Well-Being Our Bottom Line?

An Open Letter to Policymakers on the Start of Your 2020 Session

In this open letter to policymakers, Alliance Executive Director Helene Stebbins calls on policymakers align our nation’s values with our most important metrics and enact policies that go beyond economic health and embrace human health and well-being as an essential element of a prosperous nation.

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family and early childhood policy

How Are Our Children? Updates and Policy Implications from the RAPID-EC Surveys

Join us for a National Issues>State Action webinar to discuss the findings of the Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development-Early Childhood (RAPID-EC) project to date with University of Oregon Psychologist Dr. Phil Fisher, the project’s director, and Dr. Joan Lombardi, who chairs the National Advisory Group for the project and is former deputy secretary for Early Childhood Development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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