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Wilcher Holly H., June, 2018
Reports & Papers
Presently, the Unites States does not have a publicly funded, comprehensive, universal ECE system. The fragmented and piecemeal approach to providing ECE creates social injustice and inequity for many young children (Kagan & Roth, 2017; Kagan,…
Bassok Daphna, Miller Luke, Galdo Eva, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over the past two decades states have drastically increased their investments in pre-kindergarten programs. One major question about state investments in early childhood education programs is to what extent these initiatives create new child care…
White Linda A., Davidson Adrienne, Millar Heather, Pandy Milena, Yi Juliana, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines the dynamics underpinning universal pre-kindergarten policy debates in California and Florida in light of theories of policy investment, policy change, and sustainability of policy reforms. Because the expansion of…
Curran F. Chris, 23 March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Framed within the theoretical framework of policy innovation and diffusion, this study explores both interstate (diffusion) and intrastate predictors of adoption of state universal preschool policies. Event history analysis methodology is applied…

Herbst Chris M., December, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program that was administered throughout the U.S. during World War II. I begin by estimating the impact of the Lanham Act on…
Burke Lindsey M., 14 May, 2009
Reports & Papers
A discussion of proposed legislation to expand the provision of universal prekindergarten and arguments against expansion initiatives, based on evidence from of program outcomes of participants in Georgia, and Oklahoma, including preliminary data on…
Barnett W. Steven, Hustedt Jason T., Friedman Allison H., Boyd Judi, Ainsworth Pat, 2007
Reports & Papers
An annual review of access, quality, and resources in state-funded preschool programs for children ages three and four, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, during the 2006-2007 program year, based on a survey of administrators of state-…