Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles of Local Innovation

May 4, 2012

A new set of case studies published by the YEF Institute highlights an emerging city strategy for ensuring that more young children are poised for educational success: the alignment of early care and education programs with K-12 education systems.

The report identifies five cities that are on the leading edge of efforts to create a seamless educational pipeline for children ages 0-8.  The report features innovative alignment strategies that aim to ensure that more children are succeeding in school and reading at grade level by the end of third grade in Boston, Hartford, San Antonio, San Jose and Seattle.