Policy Brief

From Alignment to Action: Nevada’s Work to Expand Developmentally Appropriate Kindergarten Practices

Laura Buckner
March 2023 | WestEd

This brief from the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety at WestEd describes the Nevada Department of Education’s efforts to strengthen its system of supports for early childhood learning and development. The brief provides insights into how Nevada’s leaders have navigated the state’s complex early care and education systems. It also highlights how a recent policy statement aligns systems support for best practices in the education of PK–3 students. State leaders can use this brief to learn from Nevada’s work to align its early learning and development systems and to assess ways to build upon their own states’ early childhood learning and development efforts.