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In the last quarter century research has confirmed the importance of early learning:
Early Brain development in the first five years creates an essential foundation for a child’s healthy development and learning.
High quality early education experiences help ensure that children are ready for school and ready for life.
Research shows that investments in high quality preschool education can have a high return on investment.
The Council’s Early Education efforts focus on quality early learning experiences for Wisconsin’s children ages birth to five. The intent is that all early education—no matter what setting—meets critical standards of quality. The Council sees early education as a linchpin for children’s education success in Wisconsin.
72% of Wisconsin’s children under age six have all parents in the workforce, the 4th highest rate among states.
Join the Early Learning Coalition
WCCF is one of 14 statewide organizations working to make high-quality early care and education a priority for Wisconsin's children.
Come visit the Coalition's web site: http://www.greatstartwi.org
To learn about the Coalition's work, sign up for action alerts and the early education newsletter, and to endorse the Coalition's efforts, please sign-up by clicking here.
Establish and support a broad-based coalition and alliances to advance new policies to ensure high quality early education
Promote effective policies and practices by disseminating relevant research, policy development, and best practices.
Educate the public, parents, practitioners, and policymakers about the importance of high quality early education
Contact David Edie, Early Education Policy Analyst
Contact Daithi Wolfe, Early Education Policy Analyst