High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.

The First Five Years Fund is developing a series of state profiles to provide a high-level overview of the various early childhood education opportunities that exist within states, including those made possible with federal funding. Learn why federal support and partnerships are critical, especially at a time when states are doing such great work on behalf of our youngest learners. More state profiles will be coming out in the coming weeks. 

Check out the state fact sheets below!