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

State Capacity for Improvement – Defining Highly Effective Offices of Early Learning 

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Author(s): Lori Connors-Tadros, Jana Martella
Date: December 2018
State level leadership and organizational capacity is essential to leading sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes. This session at the Ounce of Prevention - Partnership for PreK Improvement (PPI) peer learning convening highlights the CEELO Vision paper and discusses organizational capacity, effectiveness, and leadership and staff capabilities necessary for states to lead improvement in the long-term.  Presenters also explore strategies and opportunities for advocacy that focus on creating the organizational capacity necessary to advance PPI’s work. You can also explore this work further on our project page on Highly Effective Offices of Early Learning.

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