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.
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:
- Define the problem be creating a statewide comprehensive kindergarten assessment in partnership with UVA CASTL (Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning).
- 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.
- 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.