In 2023, EdSurge sought out bright spots emerging in the early care and education space. In addition to our continued coverage of the challenges of this fragile, fractured system, we wanted to find and tell stories of resilience, innovation, burgeoning solutions and promising programs.

Over the course of the past year, we published numerous stories examining some of the efforts underway across the United States to improve learning, development and care for young children and their caregivers. We’ve gathered them below so you can find them all in one place.

We are proud of the conversations these stories have started and the momentum they have helped to build among communities looking for a better path forward. These stories offer analysis and insight as well as a glimpse into the experiences of real families and educators whose lives and livelihoods stand to suffer or benefit.

In 2024, we plan to continue elevating the programs, projects, people and policies aimed at creating a stronger, more sustainable early childhood system in this country.

Do you know of one? Whether it's a small-town success, an ambitious national endeavor, a policy proposal, or some other approach that’s gaining steam, we would love to learn about what you're seeing, hearing and doing.

Please fill out this form with your suggestions. No idea is too small.

We hope you’ll spend some time reading through last year’s stories and follow along as we continue to report on this critical field.

Read the full article about America's education system by Emily Tate Sullivan at EdSurge.