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Early Learning

The need for access to high-quality early education is an issue that has gained the attention of state policymakers across the United States. Research consistently shows that the return on investment in early education far outweighs the implementation and ongoing costs of such programs, yet states vary significantly in the access, availability, and quality of those programs.  

The information provided in these issue pages details the challenges states face as they seek to improve the developmental outcomes of children ages birth-8 by providing information about what states are currently doing and the best publications available on a range of topics from early intervention to child care and kindergarten readiness. 



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