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First Five Years Fund, 18 December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides early learning funding levels (current and anticipated) for key programs, such as Head Start, Preschool Development Grants, and Child Care and Development Block Grants, for fiscal years (FY) 19 and 20.
Voices for Georgia's Children, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes Georgia's Rising Kindergarten Summer Transition Program and Rising Pre-K Summer Transition Program. To qualify for the latter program, families must primarily speak Spanish at home. Both are run by Bright from the Start:…
Dowsett Chantelle J., Steber Kathryn (Kate), Epstein Dale J., December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Beginning in July 2019, all lead teachers in publicly funded centers in Louisiana are required to obtain their ECAC within 24 months of employment. The ECAC aims to provide foundational training that serves as the minimum qualification that is well-…
Bassok Daphna, Magouirk Preston, Markowitz Anna J., December, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report uses CLASS data from the last four years (2015-16 to 2018-19) to explore the extent to which Louisiana has been successful in improving the quality of ECE available to children and families statewide. The report presents trends in CLASS…
Cooper Susanna, September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this brief you will find: An overview of the various early childhood education programs in California; - A primer on the evidence of quality early childhood education and later success in school; - An overview of the return on investment offered…
Jessen-Howard Steven, 15 May, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A Center for American Progress analysis of the latest budget proposals of governors from 49 states --as well as the mayor of Washington, D.C.--reveals that the nation's governors have proposed a combined $2.9 billion in new state funding for child…
Petrik Will, 29 April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
One way to improve opportunities for Ohio's children is to increase public investment and participation in high quality public child care and early education. From cradle to career, Ohioans need an education that prepares them for the future. We can…
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, March, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids Act (CalWORKs), known federally as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), has a three stage child care system. Although there are differences in how each county defines and implements…
Parker Emily, Keily Tom, Atchison Bruce, Mullen Jill, February, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An analysis of 2017-18 state appropriations for pre-K in all 50 states and the District of Columbia shows continuing support from both republican and democratic governors, legislators and state boards of education. In 2017-18, 28 states increased…
National Women's Law Center, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes how each state is using or intends to use increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds to help more families access high-quality child care.
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, 2019
Executive Summary
While states and the federal government have increased investments in early care and education (ECE) in recent years, most funds are allocated via the annual budget process, including in Louisiana, which leaves ECE systems unable to count on a…
First Five Years Fund, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities across the country, along with a look at the economic impact of the child care industry.
Bronfin Melanie, Allen Olivia, Cope Heather, January, 2019
This paper will highlight models of public, dedicated funding for early childhood to show the variety of creative financing mechanisms that states and localities have used to protect investments in early childhood from reallocation or reduction. The…
Robinson Adele, Luedtke Eric, November, 2018
This case study analyzes the two campaign efforts in Philadelphia and Santa Fe. Advocates in the two cities shared the same goal and advocated for the same financing mechanism. They operated, by contrast, in substantially different political…
Hofer Kerry G., Checkoway Amy, Goodson Barbara D., Nichols Austin, 26 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report describes the results of the evaluation's impact study which compares the effects of PEG on the cohort of children who entered PEG in the fall of 2016 (Year 2) versus those who entered PEG in the fall of 2017 (Year 3). All children were…