If you’re an early education advocate and you spend a lot of time “making the case” for high-quality preschool experiences, the Alliance for Early Success wants to help you make that case — and make it airtight.
The alliance unites “state, national, and funding partners” whose goal is to “advance state policies that lead to improved health, learning, and economic outcomes for young children, starting at birth and continuing through age eight.”
To help advocates, the Alliance has a resource page on its website with an olive-green tab marked “Making the Case.”
Click on the olive-green arrow, and you’ll find a database full of advocacy resources, including websites, fact sheets, and infographics as well as #bthru8 images that can be posted on Twitter.
Not sure what you want? Use the search box or choose an item from the “Policy Framework” sub-menu.
One example: a post from New America’s Ed Central blog about early math that covers how to integrate “math talk” with inquiry-based learning for effective math instruction.
Another link goes to the online Resource Library of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child where there are videos, reports, and working papers.
There’s also a link to the Top 20 Resources on the Heckman Equation website, which features early education resources assembled by Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman and his team. This site has graphics, academic papers, and research summaries. There are also toolkits, including the 13 percent ROI (return on investment) toolkit, which includes an academic paper, a one-page summary, and seven different graphics.
In other words, if you’re an early education advocate, you have access to a rich selection of evidence and tools to make the case that high-quality early education is good for children, good for communities, and good for the entire country.