The 10 ECE Fundamentals provide the foundation for answering the critical questions that policymakers seek to answer.
|Critical Policy Questions||Current Status|
|Are children, birth to age 5, on track to succeed when they enter school and beyond? Fundamentals 1, 2, 3 and 4||No state can answer these critical policy questions.|
|Which children have access to high-quality early care and education programs? Fundamentals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6|
|Is the quality of programs improving? Fundamentals 5 and 6|
|What are the characteristics of effective programs? Fundamentals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6|
|How prepared is the early care and education workforce to provide effective education and care for all children? Fundamentals 7 and 8|
|What policies and investments lead to a skilled and stable early care and education workforce? Fundamentals 6, 7 and 8|