Five years after President Obama’s inauguration and the height of the Great Recession, the state of early education in the United States is jagged and uneven. In some places, more families are gaining access to quality programs and schools, but in other places and within subpopulations of children, access to good learning opportunities remains spotty and some programs have faced intense challenges and backsliding in funding.
In a first-of-its-kind review, Subprime Learning: Early Education in America Since the Great Recession,
the Early Education Initiative at New America analyzes a wide array of indicators in policy, funding, family well-being, and children’s achievement across the spectrum of birth through third grade. By synthesizing information from recent data and policy reports, we point out which areas are improving, in stasis, imperiled, ignored, or in flux -- an analysis designed to provide a clear and comprehensive picture of which policy areas need more attention.
Join us for the release of our findings and a discussion with national experts on child development and education.
This event and report were made possible with a grant from the Alliance for Early Success.