• At SRC, our vision is to activate all children’s potential to create a just society. We believe that every child deserves a high-quality early learning experience. Researchers, politicians and advocates from all realms have touted the educational, social, and potential financial benefits of early childhood education. Many promote the return on investment for creating these […]

  • Storytelling is a powerful tool for children and adults alike. In February, we culminated our storytelling work with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). Across Pennsylvania, substantial momentum has been building to increase the availability and quality of programs focused on cultivating the healthy development of young children. A key resource […]

  • On Wednesday, November 7 2018, around 70 leaders working for educational equity in the DC metro area convened at a symposium for School Readiness Consulting’s Equity in Early Learning Initiative (EELI). The topic on everyone’s mind: the importance and urgency of this work. As issues of equity and social justice continue to remain at the forefront […]

  • On Tuesday, November 6 U.S. voters will head to the polls to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. For children and families, these elections will play an important role in the future state of preschool, as the governorship is up for grabs in 36 states, which could heavily impact the future of early education policy. […]

  • In the spring of 2016, School Readiness Consulting launched the Equity in Early Learning Initiative (EELI) as a critical step towards ensuring that all children— regardless of their many identities— have access to the high-quality early education they deserve. We created EELI with the expressed intention of developing an ecosystem of leadership for educational equity in […]

  • The creation of strong P-3 systems that effectively link early learning and the early grades (preschool through grade 3) is a key strategy to promote positive student outcomes, and foster children’s growth and development throughout the early years. Efforts targeted to building P-3 systems are based on a robust body of research supporting the notion […]

  • “Parents cannot afford to pay, teachers and providers can’t afford to stay, help us find a better way.” This slogan coined in the early 1990s started the ‘Worthy Wage Campaign’–  a movement that intended to bring attention to the low salaries of teachers in early childhood settings. At the movement’s birth, early childhood education was beginning […]