The Early Learning Alliance Network envisions communities where all parents, educators, and other caregivers of children ages 0-8 are empowered with information and resources to support learning and development of all young children. These communities will exist through transparency, networking, a focus on learning, and a commitment to making the lives of all young children better. As a result of our work, systems of learning and support will strategically connect to ensure that all families, children, and educators have access to what they need to thrive.
Our priroities for 2020
1. Develop an innovation fund for early learning
2. Fund professional learning opportunities focused on learning science
3. Expand collaboration opportunities with all school districts
4. Investigate how current early learning systems can better support families and children
What we do...
Making decisions, being in the know, and understanding K12 today is big stuff for parents and families. We work to make it all a bit easier. We work with preschools to help support connections into Kindergarten and help leaders in both K12 and preK leverage communication tools for parents. Our kids deserve our best, we help to make sure that every partner is empowered to do so.
Our 20 million children ages 0-4 in the United States are important and deserve our care and attention. We cannot wait until they are five years old to start valuing their safety, schooling, access to early intervention, and the supports which their families have access to and receive. We collect and share data to empower participating communities to make decisions, be proactive, and respond to needs of our early learners, their families, educators, and caregivers.
We provide professional development, family/parent education, and convene our community around our mission and core objectives. Empowering children is one facet of this work, but empowering communities, organizations, and caregivers to support those children is a large part of our commitment. Our group advocates when necessary to support children and families and use our voices, research, and networks for positive collective change. We pride ourselves on creating networks that streamline access and strategically support the growth of the whole child.