ESSA │Early Childhood and Childhood Development
Research shows that children are more successful in school and beyond if they are given a strong foundation in the earliest years of their lives. ESSA includes new opportunities for states to strengthen and expand access to public early childhood education.
AIR’s early childhood experts have provided support in 20 states and AIR’s staff is available to support requests that its comprehensive and content centers may receive from states that focus on early childhood topics. The AIR team works with early childhood service providers and policymakers nationwide to find solutions to practical challenges in early childhood education and care.
Our resources, available at no cost, include:
Connecting All Children to High-Quality Early Care and Education: Promising Strategies From the International Community (PDF)