Early Edge California advances quality early education so children can be happy, healthy, engaged learners by their first day of school and every day after. Since 2003, we’ve successfully advocated for groundbreaking early childhood policies, from creating transitional kindergarten to securing the funding necessary to improve early learning programs.
We now see an enormous opportunity to move the needle on quality by supporting teachers and caregivers through policy that is informed by research and on-the-ground practice. The promise of early learning can only be realized if programs are of high quality, and at the heart of quality are the interactions between children and educators. That’s why Early Edge California recently partnered with The Early Learning Lab to develop a new policy framework and reimagine our approach to ensure quality teaching and learning is a reality for all of California’s youngest children.