The National P-3 Center has moved to the University of Colorado Denver. The Center focuses on the learning opportunities that young children experience from birth through 3rd grade. Our work spans the traditional boundaries of early learning and K-12 education and is grounded in the intersection of research, practice, and policy.

The National P-3 Institute is a 4-day, intensive professional learning opportunity for teams from states, school districts, and community-based organizations to deepen and extend their efforts to implement P-3 approaches. Held every other year, the most recent Institute was held October 2018 in Beaver Creek, CO. Watch this site for details about future offerings.

Who's "Doing P-3" Around the Country?

The National P-3 Map highlights innovative P-3 efforts taking place across the country. This interactive tool highlights similarities (and differences) in approaches at state-, district-, and school-levels. View the map.

The Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating PreK-3rd Grade Approaches is a tool to support the design, launch, and improvement of PreK-3rd grade efforts. It provides concrete guidance for establishing shared responsibilities among birth-to-5, grades K-3, families, and communities.