State Policy Update

California Releases Report on the Condition of Children Birth to Five and Status of Early Childhood Services in Its State

California recently released a meta-analysis of existing early childhood services developed by the American Institutes for Research. This analysis looks at the status of children birth to five in the state of California and provides recommendations on how to improve the early learning system based on a review of 81 reports and studies. The analysis is the first stage of development of the California Comprehensive Early Learning Plan (CCELP) through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The goal of the CCELP is to develop a long-term vision for early learning in California, provide recommendations on how to achieve the vision, address policies and programs impacting young children birth to five years old, and provide a roadmap for the future of California’s early learning system. Future steps include conducting stakeholder meetings throughout the state and developing a comprehensive early learning plan. Read the full state policy update for more information.