As one of 22 Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) is designed to strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes. We do this work through strategic and responsive technical assistance, working with SEAs, state and local early childhood leaders, and other federal and national technical assistance (TA) providers to promote innovation and accountability.
To reach these goals, CEELO engages in the following strategic and responsive technical assistance strategies to serve SEAs:
- Responsive Technical Assistance—CEELO provides targeted support and consultation to states by deploying a strong team of TA providers assigned to each state by region. Please check your state’s comprehensive center region to identify your liaison, or reach us directly through our contact page.
- Strategic Technical Assistance—CEELO engages in multiple efforts supporting all 50 states and territories in sustained initiatives addressing CEELO’s five focus areas. All activities are designed to build capacity and promote SEA policy and leadership development. These include in-person meetings such as the Annual Roundtable, and national webinars focused on key areas of interest in the states.
- Information Resources—CEELO produces numerous publications aimed at securing best practices and enhancing child outcomes. These include policy briefs and FastFacts – rapid response documents that answer common queries received from state leaders.
- Technology-based Technical Assistance—In addition to the CEELO website and periodic webinars, the Center meets regularly with key constituents through online meetings and conference calls, and through the CEELO E-News and NIEER Preschool Matters blog.