Education Level: Early Childhood
The path to success in school and life begins in the critical years between birth and age 5. Family, community and school all play significant roles in making sure children enter kindergarten ready to learn.
SREB’s Challenge 2020 goal for early childhood education
All children entering school will exhibit the knowledge and the social and developmental skills needed for success in first grade.
All the pieces matter for strong state policy in early childhood education.
To build a sound educational foundation for all children, state policy should center on high-quality programs with great teachers. Policy also should address governance, accountability and access.