Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

Fostering sustainable change in state policy and practice for children birth to third grade

Innovating to improve children's futures

Promoting cradle to college and career learning and success

Partnering to enhance early learning outcomes

Our Projects

CPQ&R Calculator

Helping users determine costs related to implementing high-quality preschool programs.

Leadership Academy

Developing leadership competencies among state early education administrators.


Giving state education agencies the opportunity to bring early learning to the forefront.

Roundtable Events

Roundtables planned by NAECS-SDE and CEELO with national technical assistance partners.

Highly Effective SOEL

Helping state policy makers strengthen their capacity to lead sustained improvement.

Legacy 2030

Capturing the experiences of state early education specialists who have influenced policy. .

P-3 Alignment Projects

Helping states strengthen the alignment of birth through 3rd grade educational policies.

CCSSO Partner Projects

Committing to early learning by engaging with Center collaborators on the three Council projects.

Our Mission

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) will strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) and their Offices of Early Learning to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes. CEELO will work in partnership with SEAs, state and local early childhood leaders, and other federal and national technical assistance (TA) providers to promote innovation and accountability.

New From CEELO

Cost of Quality Early Learning Think Tank – May 2018 Meeting Summary 

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Author(s): Lori Connors-Tadros
This report highlights presentations, discussions and resources from the Cost of Quality Early Learning Think Tank, held May 16-17, 2018 in Chicago. The meeting provided an opportunity for state and local leaders, advocates, and national experts engaged in cost studies of early learning programs to take stock of what they are learning about collecting, analyzing and using cost data to inform and drive policy decisions about financing high-quality early learning programs. Participants gained a deeper, shared understanding of both political and strategic approaches needed to make a substantive impact on advancing the field toward adequate and stable funding of high-quality early learning programs, though many unanswered questions remain.

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