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.
Over the past 9 months the Policy Institute of the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families led a Policy Campaign to educate policy makers and stakeholders about early childhood care and education in general, and specifically about the significant lack of funding for all the early care and education programs in Louisiana.
This week marks the first week of school for many children across America. In Michigan, the recent expansion of the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) means even more young children will have the opportunity to attend preschool this fall.
At the conclusion of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day 2014 Legislative Session on May 7th, early childhood advocates had a lot to celebrate. Beginning with opening day speeches by both the Speaker of the House, Mark Ferrandino, and the Senate President, Morgan Carroll, children’s issues and child care in particular were major areas of focus throughout the session.