From the Chair
After a year of careful planning, the Governor's Texas
Early Learning Council has begun implementing a variety of
strategies intended to improve the school readiness of our youngest
citizens. Some have called our plans ambitious; some have called
them impressive; some have called them unrealistic. Regardless, the
Council has been very deliberate and intentional to ensure that we
use the resources and talents provided to us to meet important
needs in our communities, our schools and centers, our homes, and
within the various systems that regularly impact families and
children. Read More
A Closer Look
Texas to conduct first comprehensive, statewide early childhood education and care needs assessment in 40 years.
Texas has not conducted a comprehensive, statewide needs
assessment concerning the quality and availability of early
education and care programs in more than 40 years. Though, local
communities have conducted needs assessments throughout this
period, Texas lacks a current statewide picture of the specific
needs of families raising young children
A key priority of the Texas Early Learning Council is to update
our state's understanding of the school readiness needs of its
young children. In order to make good decisions about early
care and education policymakers, providers, and community leaders
need to understand the challenges facing families with young
children and how our various early care and education programs are
equipped or unprepared to handle those challenges. The Council will
approach this task through two strategies. Read
We are excited to announce that we have launched
It is filled with resources and key information for Parents,
, and Policymakers.
Please take a look at earlylearningtexas.org
and tell us what you think. Are there, resources we
overlooked? Do you have questions about the Council? Is
there something you would like to know more about?
Please Contact Us to let us know what you
News & Updates
New Poll shows 62% of Texans support pre-k
The Governor makes New Appointments to the Council.
The State Board of Education recently approved instructional materials for public schools in Texas.