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AEM offers a breadth of early childhood expertise. Each project team draws on experienced local, state, and national practitioners; accomplished university faculty; and technical experts in data and IT.

We offer a comprehensive continuum of early childhood services that apply evidence-based practices to create new tools and technical assistance innovations. We are leading experts in state systems-building initiatives. We support states in the design and implementation of comprehensive services, early learning assessment, workforce programs, and leadership efforts. We assist organizations with cross-sector delivery systems, funding strategies, and integration and utilization of data across early childhood programs.

In each engagement, our experts provide technical assistance reflecting extensive front-line experience from work in Head Start/Early Head Start, child care, home visiting, early intervention and early childhood special education, non- and for-profit organizations, and state and local early learning agency administrations.

Our team manages contracts with a mission-driven approach, connecting projects across our portfolio to multiply the expertise and networks available to each client. We apply progress and lessons learned from each project to advance the state of practice. Our uniquely collaborative approach has resulted in authoritative resources, including the Early Childhood Integrated Data System Toolkit, Early Learning Governance in Race to the Top Early Learning, and Suspension & Expulsion in Preschool Development States: Policies and Practices.

We aim to provide better information to the people who are creating and implementing program and policy decisions. We understand the critical role that early learning work plays in the evolving education landscape, and we focus on providing meaningful insights: states and local programs are now making priority decisions about the approaches that will inform long-term outcomes for children and their families.

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  • Assessments
  • Analytics
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Data Governance
  • Data Privacy
  • Data Use
  • Data Visualization and Reporting
  • ESSA
  • Inclusion/Special Education
  • Integrated Data
  • Needs Assessment
  • Performance Management
  • Professional Development
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Building
  • Technical Assistance
  • Virtual Communities of Practice
  • Virtual Training Models
  • Program Implementation
  • Research and Evaluation