Our Work

E3: Elevate Early Education (E3) is a statewide bipartisan issue-advocacy organization. In 2012, E3 was created by business, civic and philanthropic leaders to raise awareness and advocate for strategic data-driven investment in early education.

Our Strategy

In 2011, we commissioned a study conducted by a government relations firm to tell us where the issue of early education stood in our state among legislators and stakeholders. The study informed the development of E3’s three-pronged legislative strategy:

  1. Define the problem be creating a statewide comprehensive kindergarten assessment in partnership with UVA CASTL (Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning).
  2. Advocate for a one-year Joint legislative Audit Review Commission (JLARC) study to analyze and articulate funding expenditures, outcomes of state funded programs for children prenatal to age five and identify best practices.
  3. Show legislators that investment in early education leads to improved academic outcomes in the K-3 system by creating The New E3 School.

Read our case statement here to learn more about our initiatives.



E3 is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable organization that raises funds from the public to help accomplish its mission.  Interested in investing? Contact Devan Maloney.

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