At Early Edge California our goal is to advance quality early education so children can be happy, healthy, engaged learners by their first day of school and every day after. We collaborate with thought leaders to advocate for high-quality teaching for our youngest children, especially those most in need.
Since 2003, we’ve successfully advocated for groundbreaking early childhood policies, from creating transitional kindergarten to securing the funding necessary to improve early learning programs.
Our focus is on providing California’s early childhood educators with the knowledge and skills to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate care and instruction to our state’s youngest residents.
Priorities (Should we add one sentence for each? Where can I find more info? I’d prefer to keep just the bullets if possible.)
Dual Language Learners - Building the capacity of teachers to support dual-language development
Workforce Development - Strengthening educator preparation and compensation through policy change and investment
Quality Early Learning - Amplifying communications on the importance of high-quality adult-child interactions
Early Edge Team
Director of Communications
Senior Policy Analyst
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Early Edge is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs.