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Home Grown, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
The impact of Home Grown’s Emergency Fund on HBCC was far-reaching. Home Grown’s grants, combined with matching private funds and public funding, provided direct support to 2625 HBCC providers who served more than 18,000 children. These funds…
Capito Associates, November 2019
Reports & Papers

To build an infrastructure that supports and sustains comprehensive cross-sector early childhood systems work, an understanding of fiscal context is imperative. The CFA presents a multi-level analysis threading fiscal and programmatic information…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
Noden Philip, West Anne, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Given the complexity of the early years, creating an effective and efficient funding system for the free early education entitlement is both challenging and of significant policy importance. It potentially affects the sustainability of provision and…
Brand Betsy, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper describes how Statewide Afterschool Networks (SANs) and other state leaders provide leadership and support across their states to increase investment in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs so that more children and youth…
Justice Laura M., Johnson Anneliese, Peterson Samantha, Bowling Bobbie, 2015
Reports & Papers
Economic, developmental, and educational research shows that early childhood education (ECE), particularly that which is high in quality, is a sound investment in children's well-being. Presently, children's participation in ECE is supported via a…
Gelatt Julia, Sandstrom Heather, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's emphasis on fighting poverty in New York City focused particularly on three populations: the working poor, young adults, and children from birth to age 5. As a part of the focus on young children, and in response to…
Kim John, Brownson Kim P., Reardon Melissa, Rivas Caroline, 2014
Reports & Papers
Past Roles and Strategies of First 5 LA and Other Funders is the second of three reports that collectively examine the early care and education (ECE) landscape in Los Angeles County. In the first report, data on the current state of the ECE…
Center for Law and Social Policy, Zero to Three (Organization), December, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of an effort in Illinois to expand and enhance Early Head Start services, based on interviews with state program administrators
Center for Law and Social Policy, Zero to Three (Organization), December, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of an effort in Maryland to expand and enhance Early Head Start services, based on interviews with state program administrators
Center for Law and Social Policy, Zero to Three (Organization), December, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of an effort in Oklahoma to expand and enhance Early Head Start services, based on interviews with state program administrators
Colvard Jamie, Schmit Stephanie, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
In 2008, ZERO TO THREE and CLASP released Building on the Promise: State Initiatives to Expand Access to Early Head Start for Young Children and their Families, which outlined the diverse ways states expanded upon or enhanced EHS services for…
Johnson-Staub Christine, August, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of sources of federal funding for comprehensive services in early childhood settings, with examples of promising collaborations as part of state and local funding models, based on interviews with national experts, as well as with…
Sullivan Molly, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of Minnesota school districts' experiences with layering early childhood education funding to increase access to programs, based on 8 semi-structured interviews with key informants, 2 site visits, 12 surveys from community partners,…
United States. Government Accountability Office, 2005
Reports & Papers
A report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) questioning the effectiveness of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in monitoring the financial management weaknesses…