The Alliance for Early Success (formerly the Birth to Five Policy Alliance) is a catalyst to get and keep children on a path to success. We provide leadership, funding, and curate technical assistance. The Alliance creates and enhances partnerships by bringing state, national, and funding organizations together in new and innovative ways in order to achieve results better and faster than anyone can do alone. The goal is to improve state policies that lead to better health, learning, and economic outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable young children.
As the new Louisiana governor and Legislature sought to address severe budget deficits in a special legislative session in 2016, the long term sustainability of pre-k investments was anything but certain.
In Massachusetts, local communities are increasingly demanding state investment in high-quality early education. Between January and June, 13 communities developed strategic plans for preschool expansion, thanks to state-funded planning grants.