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REPORT: Early Childhood Education in Connecticut: Analysis and Implications

Our kids dream big...

As advocates, educators, elected officials, community members and parents, it is our job to give them the support and resources they need to make those big dreams become reality. When we talk about improving public education in the state of Connecticut, we talk about building an environment where our students can thrive, succeed and shape our future for the better. That mission starts with making certain our youngest students are getting the best pre-k experience possible.

OVERVIEW

It is imperative that our state's leaders need to prioritize our youngest students by: 

Build a high-quality, integrated and transparent early childhood data and information system that links to the K-12 system and provides families information about early childhood options. 

Integrate the various and fragmented funding streams for early education that currently lead to significant inequities by income, geography and age. 

Support a diverse system of high-quality early education providers, regardless of funding source. 

Implement a rating and improvement system to monitor program quality and improve transparency to families and providers. 

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