Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is a broad term used to describe any type of educational program that serves children in their preschool years, before they are old enough to enter kindergarten. Early childhood education may consist of any number of activities and experiences designed to aid in the cognitive and social development of preschoolers before they enter elementary school.

Resources & Tools


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KIDS COUNT Data Center
Tool - Data/mapping Tool
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Diversity Data Kids
Resource - Website/webpage
Brought to you by Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy
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Blending and Braiding Early Childhood Program Funding Streams Toolkit
Resource - Guide/handbook
Published on 11/01/2013
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Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity: A Community Guide Systematic Review
Resource - Journal Article
Brought to you by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Early Childhood Action Kit for Municipal Leaders
Resource
Published on 12/01/2016
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Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment
Resource - Fact Sheet
Brought to you by National Center for Education Statistics
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Pathways to Partnership: Early Childhood
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by SchoolHouse Connection
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Seven Things You Should Know About Childhood Poverty
Story - Written
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 01/03/2017
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Mapping Access to Higher Education in Rural Areas
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 12/15/2016
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Hi-5: Health Impact in 5 Years
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
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Data Update: Free and Reduced Price Lunch and Majority Minority Schools
Story - Original
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 04/26/2017
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Collaboration Is Key to Producing Timely School District Poverty Estimates
Story - Written
Brought to you by Community Commons
Published on 03/23/2017
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Data & Metrics


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American Community Survey
Dataset - Community Generated
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 Related Topics


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Lifelong Learning

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Public Education

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Child Care Centers and Preschools