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

The Views of State Early Childhood Education Agency Staff on Their Work and Their Vision for Young Children: Informing a Legacy for Young Children by 2030 

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Author(s): Lori Connors-Tadros, Nicole DiCrecchio
Date: March 2019
CEELO's Early Childhood Legacy 2030 project seeks to inform policy decisions for children, birth to third grade, over the coming decade (2020–2030). State early childhood education agency staff are responsible for implementing policies and collaborating with other stakeholders to meet the needs of allyoung children in their states. Yet no one has adequately documented the voice, experience and perspectives of these individuals so that challenges and constraints of implementing state ECE policy can inform stakeholders. This report describes what we found about state early childhood education agency staff, the complexity of their work and what they believe is most important to realize a legacy for young children by 2030. An Executive Summary of the full report can be found here.

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