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.

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Early Learning in ESSA – A Marathon Not a Sprint 

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Author(s): Jana Martella (CEELO) and Danielle Ewen (EdCounsel)
Date: February 2019
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has provided state education agencies (SEAs) with new and broadened opportunities to bring early learning to the forefront of their education strategies, and to encourage local school districts to do the same. This presentation provided at the 2019 ESEA Conference discusses the evidence-based early learning initiatives that have emerged as ESSA is implemented across the country and provides advice and recommendations to SEA and LEA leaders on how to seize those opportunities.

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