The purpose of this report is to review a subset of states’ Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) for pre-k-aged children (three to five years of age) to identify the most common approaches to meeting the needs of young dual language learners (DLLs), to determine the extent to which these standards reflect the current scientific research on the development and learning of preschool-aged DLLs, and the extent to which states provide adequate guidance for supporting early childhood programs and professionals in implementing effective programs for young DLLs.
Article September 22, 2021
Through an interview with Kari King, and Maggie Livelsberger of the Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, this document highlights the PN-3 work underway in Pennsylvania.
Article September 21, 2021
Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director at Trying Together, provides an overview of Allegheny County’s goals and activities to support PN-3 children and families.
Report September 16, 2021
A new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families shows that a state’s decision on whether to expand Medicaid has a profound impact on women of childbearing age (18-44). In 2019, across all racial and ethnic groups, women in non-expansion states were more likely to be uninsured than women in states that had expanded Medicaid. Research shows that expanding Medicaid health coverage helps to lower maternal mortality rates and increases access and use of health care among women of childbearing age. Closing the coverage gap is a critical first step to combatting the maternal health crisis in our country and addressing persistent racial and ethnic health inequities.