Early Childhood Education

Early Learning Nation

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NLC’s City Leadership for Building an Early Learning Nation initiative helps communities strengthen or build early childhood education systems. Read more...

Educational Alignment for Young Children

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NLC's Educational Alignment for Young Children initiative helps city leaders promote the early education and healthy development of children and increase the likelihood that they will achieve educational success by the end of third grade. Assistance is focused on educational alignment for children from birth to age eight. Read more...

Grade Level Reading

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More than 80 percent of students from low-income families do not read at grade level by the end of third grade. As a partner in the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, NLC is working to mobilize city leaders to close the gap in reading achievement. Read more...