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A Framework for Choosing a State-Level Early Childhood Governance System

A number of states have made ambitious governance changes that involve creating new agencies focused on early childhood programs and services for children from birth to age four, or consolidating multiple early childhood programs into the same agency. These governance structures can offer multiple benefits, but states that have been through the process have emphasized that the transition is not easy. This 2013 framework from the Build Initiative offers governance models, state examples, recommendations, and more.

Framework for Choosing a Early Childhood Governance System