Impact of Effective ECE

The AEII initiative is focused on improving early childhood education (ECE) across Virginia’s publicly funded preschool classrooms from multiple angles.

Seeing the Impact Firsthand

From helping early childhood leaders make data-driven decisions to supporting effective and targeted professional development for teachers, all of AEII’s efforts serve to promote more equitable access to high-quality early learning experiences for all of Virginia’s young children. But, don’t take it from us. Listen to others as they share their experiences.

Through the Eyes of a Child

This is the story of one child’s experience in a high-quality VPI classroom and how it impacted his learning, his family, and the educators who served him. Across Virginia, approximately 100,000 children from birth-to-five participate in publicly subsidized early childhood programs each year. But, not all of those experiences are high quality. Through the AEII initiative, Virginia aims to change this.

I'm so grateful that opportunities for early childhood are being offered and that the importance of early learning is being recognized.

— VPI teacher participating in AEII

The Impact of Professional Development

Teachers are an essential ingredient in children’s success — in school and in life. In this video, Virginia teachers reflect on their professional development (PD) experiences, growth, and children’s outcomes. AEII aims to help school leaders identify the PD opportunities that will support and benefit teachers the most.