About Us

Welcome to Early Learning Nation (ELN), home of the most up-to-date curated information from early-learning experts and compelling original content, all focused on the goal of building and cultivating an Early Learning Nation, one community at a time.

ELN will lead with science and will make that science actionable for all audiences. We’ll achieve this through interviews with trusted and influential leaders in the field, and through digital storytelling, engaging tips and action items, feature articles, hands-on activities, news stories and podcasts that highlight challenges and successes from communities across the nation, and globally. We will report on what works, wherever we find it.

We will connect with advocates, champions, professionals, parents and community leaders. We’ll invite elected leaders to get involved and will equip them with the resources they need to build an Early Learning Nation.

We’ll illuminate groundbreaking programs like Mind in the Making and Vroom among many others.

And we will take great pleasure in sharing “Early Learning Communities: Building Blocks for Success” and the “Early Learning Action Guide,” a culmination of years of deep, cutting-edge research from the National League of Cities and the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

With the Action Guide, users can evaluate their progress in becoming an Early Learning Community via the digitized Progress Rating Tool. Interacting with users, the Tool will bring the Action Guide to life, step-by-step, by serving up tactics, tips, lessons and other resources mined from the Action Guide, all designed to help cultivate a robust Early Learning Community.

How to Use Early Learning Nation

From the front page, users can self-select their preferred section: Researchers, Policymakers, Practitioners, and Parents and Caregivers. Each of the four sections offers fresh and noteworthy content specific to those audiences.

Watch this space as we develop the Early Learning Nation hub. It’s a dynamic space, ever-changing, ever-useful, and you are invited to see it grow organically before your eyes.

Contact us for criteria regarding how to submit content, how to become a partner or sponsor, or simply to ask a question or make a suggestion. We want to hear from you!