Today, parents and family members, policymakers, business leaders, education and health experts, and philanthropists are involved in shifting the odds for young children so they can start kindergarten ready to succeed. The Alliance is building the capacity of key stakeholders who can improve state policies for at-risk children. Stakeholders include state policy leaders, state advocates, child development experts, and new champions such as business leaders and law enforcement officials. Alliance organizations are leading these efforts. Here are some practical tools:

For Policy Makers

  • View NCSL’s “Five Ideas for Children Five Years and Younger” to learn what states are doing to build the foundation for learning in young children.
  • Learn about ZERO TO THREE’s recommendations for states in creating or updating early learning gu