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ZERO TO THREE's Priorities for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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ZERO TO THREE priorities include maintaining local ability to use ESEA funds to support early childhood services and requiring data collection on how local educational agencies are using Title I funds for early childhood.

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) presents an important opportunity to highlight the role of early childhood developmental experiences in preparing young children from birth to be confident and successful learners when they enter Kindergarten. ZERO TO THREE priorities include maintaining local ability to use ESEA funds to support early childhood services; requiring data collection on how local educational agencies are using Title I funds for early childhood; promoting joint professional development for early childhood and early elementary school educators; ensuring literacy provisions include infants and toddlers; and requiring coordination between the K-12 system and early childhood programs.

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