Early Learning

Children with access to high-quality early learning and care (from birth to five years of age) do better in school, are more likely to graduate from high school and go on to college, and are less likely to commit crime. Public policies that support high-quality early learning programs lay the foundation for childrens’ academic success, improve our business climate and promote broad-based economic opportunity.


Research and Publications

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First Class in Learning – First Class in Life

Issue Brief | January 6, 2010

High-quality early learning cannot be achieved or sustained when the bonds between teacher

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Paving the Pathways to Quality

Report | March 17, 2009

Over the last several decades, a large body of rigorous research on early childhood educat

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Latest Blog Posts

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Join EOI for a community forum with local leaders working on economic inequality

Economic Opportunity Institute | March 6, 2014

What’s being done here at home to support working families and broaden the middle class? J

UW’s online early learning degree cheaper, but not better for graduates

John Burbank | May 14, 2013

This spring the University of Washington announced with great fanfare its newest bachelor’

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

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