State

General

CEELO’s Directory of State Early Learning Contacts – August 2015

NIEER Preschool Yearbook annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States

Research Connections: expansive searchable collection focused on promoting high-quality research and informing policy

Education Commission of the States—Policy Analysis and Documents Databases: P-3 Preschool; P-3 Kindergarten; P-3 Grades 1-3

National Center for Children in Poverty—Improving the Odds for Young Children-State Early Childhood Profiles

National Conference of State Legislatures—Early Care and Education Legislation

State Profiles, demographic information about the children, families and child care in each state from the HHS-Office of Child Care – Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN)

State Baby Fact Sheets, tell the story about infants and toddlers in each state – from the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center

Specific

Building Blocks: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2015 (full report)
Source:National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)—Oct. 2015 via NCSL Early Care and Education Quarterly E-Update Fall 2015

Integrating Early Childhood Data: What Legislators Need to Know. NCSL hosted a webinar on September 17 that focused on how integrated early care and education data systems can inform policymakers and help answer questions about young children, families, programs, and services in their states. The webinar is now available in our archives. 
Source: NCSL Early Care and Education Quarterly E-Update Fall 2015

Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Needs and Reducing Early Childhood Expulsions. NCSL hosted a second webinar on November 19 that focused on how state legislatures can approach the current concerns with young children’s challenging behavior and recent expulsion data in early childhood settings. The webinar is now available in our archives.
Source: NCSL Early Care and Education Quarterly E-Update Fall 2015

State Financing Strategies for Early Care and Education Systems (discussion guide)
Source: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) May 2015 via NCSL Early Care and Education Quarterly E-Update Fall 2015

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