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2019 State Policy Update Report

A snapshot of states’ early childhood policy priorities and budgetary changes during the 2019 leg sessions.

The Start Early national policy team provides policy consultation and advocacy expertise to early education leaders and advocates across the country. We work to improve and expand the policies and programs that create quality early learning programs and effective early childhood systems.

Our 2019 State Policy Update provides a snapshot of states’ early childhood education policy priorities and budgetary changes during the 2019 legislative sessions.

Included in the report:

  • Legislative, budgetary, and administrative changes across 33 states organized by topic to demonstrate the breadth of the work done by state early childhood leaders and advocates.
  • Data that illustrates trends across state-level early childhood policy changes, how states are thinking about priority populations, and how state advocates are involved in federal-level policy advocacy.
  • Stories from state advocates that give voices and faces to the policy wins and demonstrate the direct impact of their work.