E3: Elevate Early Education is a nonpartisan issue-advocacy organization that advocates for policy initiatives and state funds to be invested in early learning through third grade. Our work focuses on improving equitable access to quality education for all children.

In 2005, we started tackling this issue on the regional level as one of the first early education initiatives in the state. After a decade of innovative work, we recognized Virginia’s investment in young children had flatlined and Virginia was behind other states. That led to the creation of E3 in 2011.

Together, WE:

  • Increased access to quality for thousands of children and families.
  • Improved the quality of early learning programs and helped teachers in the classroom.
  • Worked alongside Republicans and Democrats to change policy and impact children.
  • Focused on data-driven problems and solutions.
  • Secured BIG wins for our kids.
  • Increased Virginia’s investment in early education.
  • Built a movement to make lasting change and impact thousands of children, families and classrooms.
  • Increased the per pupil spending in the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) programs.
  • Led the advocacy and secured dedicated funding for over 20,000 at-risk children to have access to quality programs.
  • Advocated for the expansion of the STREAMin3 model.  It is now on VDOE’s List of Approved Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers and will be available to impact more children and programs.
  • Partnered with UVA on innovative, research-driven solutions to strengthen early education.  Read more about our Research-Practice Partnership in Princeton & Brookings Future of Children publication.

WE are making an impact, TOGETHER!  Let’s keep the momentum going for our children, families, teachers, programs and schools.

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