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Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

To help policymakers understand the cost of providing high-quality pre-K programs, RAND Corporation researchers collected 2018–2019 fiscal year expenditure data for 36 public and private providers operating as part of four publicly funded pre-K…

Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Other

The objective of the study was to estimate the cost per child of a high-quality publicly funded pre-K program in the United States at the state or district level, accounting for cost at the provider level and at the system level (e.g., school…

Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2021
Reports & Papers

As part of its Partnership for Pre-K Improvement (PPI) initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored the RAND Corporation to study the cost of high-quality pre-K programming. The RAND study included three states — Oregon,…

Burwick Andrew, Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Schulte Theresa, Tout Kathryn, November, 2020
Other
The goals of this paper are twofold. First, the paper provides basic background information about the structure of child care costs and revenues and clearly shows how the pandemic and associated changes in regulations and demand have affected them.…
Karoly Lynn A., Walsh Stephanie J., 2020
Reports & Papers
In recognition of the importance of understanding the cost of quality ECCE in the state, OPSR contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct a cost study as part of the PDG information-gathering activities. The study aimed to address the following…
Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Executive Summary

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Reports & Papers

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Karoly Lynn A., 2019
Reports & Papers
We used two strategies to examine early childhood investments in New Hampshire at the local level: (1) a statewide landscape analysis that compiled local-level indicators relevant for understanding where the need for early childhood programs are…
Karoly Lynn A., 2019
Other
This technical appendix provides details on the methodologies used in a study of early childhood needs and services in New Hampshire. The study includes both a compilation/presentation of statistics for communities and regions throughout the state…
Karoly Lynn A., Gomez Celia J., 2019
Reports & Papers
The goal of this study has been to develop a more complete understanding of the total cost to deliver CERDEP under such varied circumstances as the provider type, local cost structure, teacher qualifications, and other aspects of program structure.…
Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Caronongan Pia, Tout Kathryn, Banghart Patti, Shaw Sara H., Partika Anne, December, 2017
Other
The intent of the brief is to provide a concise synthesis of existing research and expert guidance on methods States and Territories can use to collect information on child care prices and costs to inform child care subsidy payment rates. The brief…
Davis Elizabeth E., Karoly Lynn A., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Caronongan Pia, Tout Kathryn, Banghart Patti, Shaw Sara H., Partika Anne, December, 2017
Executive Summary
States and Territories now face new considerations when collecting data to inform the process of setting provider payment rates. This brief provides information on key issues and criteria for choosing whether to conduct a market rate survey, use an…
Cannon Jill S., Kilburn M. Rebecca, Karoly Lynn A., Mattox Teryn, Muchow Ashley, Buenaventura Maya, 2017
Literature Review
The past two decades have been characterized by a growing body of research from diverse disciplines--child development, psychology, neuroscience, and economics, among others--demonstrating the importance of establishing a strong foundation in the…
Karoly Lynn A., 2017
Reports & Papers
Recognizing the importance of the first five years of life, states have been expanding their investments in an array of early childhood interventions designed to address early-life stressors and other factors that can compromise healthy child…
Karoly Lynn A., 2017
Other
This technical appendix provides additional information about the methodology used to derive the benefit-cost results presented in the body of the report. We first discuss the analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program and then the one-…