Learning Policy & Research
Children deserve to be born into a world where everyone — regardless of race, class, or region — has an equal opportunity to succeed. But the shadows of structural inequality and systemic racism start following too many California children before they ever set foot in a classroom.
At Ed Trust–West, we work to uncover the layers of inequities in early learning, from inequitable access to high-quality preschools, to wage disparities for early learner educators, to disproportionate discipline for young Black children. We view early learning as a multi-faceted space within a child’s education journey, and advocate for strengthened connections between early learning, K-12, and higher education segments. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to high quality early learning opportunities, and strengthening the early learning workforce.