LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: PROFILES OF QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CONNECTICUT
The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) has led a movement to improve education outcomes for Connecticut’s kids and close our state’s achievement gap. In order to give every child access to an excellent education, we must couple the necessary improvements in our K-12 public schools with policies and investments that ensure that all of Connecticut’s children have access to high quality early childhood education. In 2015, ConnCAN released Early Childhood Education in Connecticut, an analysis of the current state of young children in Connecticut and the early childhood education system that serves them. In 2017, ConnCAN expands on this work by releasing Lessons from the Field: Profiles of Quality Early Childhood Education Programs and Implications for Connecticut, a set of case studies of high-performing programs that are currently operating in other states.