Early learning, focusing here on preschool-third grade, has been gaining attention from researchers, policymakers and the general public alike. News, research and resources will be updated every two weeks to provide links to articles related to preschool, school readiness, literacy development, early STEM, dual language learners, family engagement and more. (Content last updated April 24, 2020).
To view enacted 2019 Preschool-3rd grade legislation, click here to view our interactive bill tracker.
This page also includes links and resources related to three early learning working groups led by NCSL: State Policy and Research for Early Education (SPREE) Working Group, focusing on preschool-third grade issues; the Kellogg Advisory Group on Closing Early Learning Opportunity Gaps and the Early Learning Fellows, led by the Children and Families Program, focusing on prenatal through age 5 issues.