Early Childhood Education
State Policy Recommendations
The report of the SREB Early Childhood Commission
Building a Strong Foundation: State Policy for Early Childhood Education
The Commission calls for states to raise the quality of early education programs and ensure they are well-coordinated across different agencies and budgets.
The recommendations cover wider access and accountability for results. The report also sheds light on the need for a statewide policy framework to bring together public and private funding currently spread across agencies and budgets.
The central goal: high-quality programs with teachers trained specifically to work with young children.