Building and Supporting an Aligned System: A Vision for Transforming Education Across the Pre-K-Grade Three Years

July 2011
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

This report is from the NAESP Foundation’s Task Force on Early Learning, which was charged with examining strategies for building an aligned system for early learning.

In an effort to guide the process of aligning early childhood and elementary education, this report from the NAESP Foundation’s Task Force on Early Learning recommends 10 steps that address funding, federal and state policy integration, workforce development, and standards and assessments for young children.