Early Childhood Education (0-3)

  • U.S. Department of Education- Department of Early Learning

    The goal for early learning is to improve the health, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes for all children from birth through 3rd grade, so that all children, particularly those with high needs, are on track for graduating from high school college- and career-ready. The Early Learning Newsletter provides regular ED early learning updates.

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  • The Fred Rogers Center

    Enriches the development of current and emerging leaders in the fields of early learning and children’s media. Carrying forward Fred Rogers’ important legacy, the Center is the official home of the Fred Rogers Archive as well as a straightforward, understanding, and compassionate voice for the healthy social and emotional development of children birth to age 8.

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  • Division for Early Childhood

    DEC promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization.

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  • Center for Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

    Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, CEELO works to strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes. CEELO promotes innovation and accountability in partnership with SEAs, state and local early childhood leaders, and other federal and national technical assistance (TA) providers.

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  • Voices for Illinois Children

    Voices supports policies and programs that enhance the well-being of children, families, and communities in Illinois through policy research and analysis, policy advocacy, strategic communications, and community engagement. Voices produces several publications, including a newsletter, fact sheets, and blog.

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  • Illinois Early Learning Project

    This project of the Illinois State Board of education and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offer many resources for parents and professionals. The Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for Preschool and the Illinois’ Birth to Three Learning Guidelines are also available on the IELP website. IELP Tips Sheets are easy-to-read, one-page tip sheets of activities, and strategies to support the development of young children in all areas, available in several languages.

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