What do state early childhood specialists think are the most important policy issues in the coming decade, looking to 2030?  What do they need to achieve these goals for children?

CEELO’s Legacy 2030 project captures the voices and experiences of state early education specialists and others who have influenced early education policy. We want to see where we’ve been, figure out what works and then set a course for where we should be headed.

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, 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 , 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.

To learn more, read the Legacy 2030 Project Description or to share ideas contact us at info@ceelo.org.

Pioneers in Early Childhood Education – From left-to-right: Barbara Bowman, Sue Bredekamp, W. Steven Barnett, Marilou Hyson, Larry Schweinhart, Linda Espinosa, Evelyn Moore, Eugene Garcia, Valora Washington, Joan Lombardi, Sharon Lynn Kagan.

In February 2019, CEELO convened the above group of  Pioneers in Early Childhood Education (see bios below) for a round-table discussion and individual video interviews. This video series will capture the wisdom of leaders who have shaped the early childhood education field. Videos will be appropriate for a wide audience, providing another helpful resource for policy advocacy, professional development and public relations outreach.

Meet the Pioneers

Steve Barnett
Barbara Bowman
Sue Bredekamp
Linda Espinosa
Eugene García
Marilou Hyson
Sharon Lynn Kagan
Joan Lombardi
Evelyn Moore
Larry Schweinhart
Valora Washington
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