Advocacy Map

We believe that all children deserve a just, equitable and quality early childhood education.  We know that with the current education landscape, the only way to make this happen is to educate and inform teachers, administrators and parents about how children develop and learn best .  We advocate for active, playful, experiential approaches to learning that is grounded in and informed by child development theory and evidence-based research.

This interactive map offers resources about early childhood education at the individual state level as well as specific topic areas nationally.  Here you can find state policy initiatives and legislation focused on #ECE as well as ally organizations who are working on specific areas.  You can either click on a state to see the areas that are being addressed, and how or you can choose a topic (e.g. Recess or Play-based Learning) to see what states have initiatives in place or in the pipeline.

What’s happening in your state?  What organizations or initiatives or policies are happening that we missed?  Let us know!

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Nebraska Child Care in Crisis, New Survey by Buffett Institute Finds

NEWS RELEASE For release: May 18, 2022 Contact: Erica Sesay at or (402) 554-6723 Allyson Freeman at or (402)…

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  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Food Security For Young Children
  • Pandemic Response
  • Professional Development
  • Staffing shortage
  • Teachers of Young Children

First 5 South Carolina

South Carolina launched a new website to help parents find the support that children from birth through age five need….

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  • Child Poverty
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Food Security For Young Children
  • Support For Parents Of Young Children

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