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Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

Carolan Megan E., May, 2020
Executive Summary
Between April 17 and April 27, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) surveyed early care and education providers, trying to understand more about the effect of the pandemic on the already-fragile early care and education market. The results of the…
Capito Associates, November 2019
Executive Summary

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…

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…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Executive Summary
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.…
Henly Julia R., Adams Gina, October, 2018
Executive Summary
The report from which this summary is taken explores the implications of this trend in the context of the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), also known as the Child Care and Development Fund. It focuses on…
Whitehurst Grover J., 09 March, 2017
Executive Summary
The evidence shows clearly that many families need childcare and that licensed center-based care is not affordable for them. How can the federal government pay for it, assure that parents remain in the driver's seat, minimize unintended negative…
James Cemere, Matthews Hannah, March, 2017
Executive Summary
In this brief, we first examine a report from the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Mississippi Advisory Committee which investigates access to child care assistance in Mississippi from a civil rights perspective. In this report, based on testimony…
Noden Philip, West Anne, September, 2016
Executive Summary
Given the complexity of early years provision, creating an effective and efficient funding system for publicly funded early education is challenging and important. The funding arrangements affect the sustainability, quality and flexibility of…
West Anne, Noden Philip, September, 2016
Executive Summary
This report provides an historical perspective on the public funding of early years education in England. This phase of education has had a high political profile in England since the late 1990s, when state intervention began in earnest with free…
Warner Judith, May, 2016
Executive Summary
Our nation's child care assistance programs for low-income working families--chiefly paid for by the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant, or CCDBG, program and administered by the states--have never been funded at levels sufficient to…
Workman Simon, Palaich Robert, Wool Sarah, January, 2016
Executive Summary
This report, required under Section of the Request for Proposals (R00R4402342), provides (1) a detailed literature review on prekindergarten, (2) an analysis of current prekindergarten capacity, enrollment, and quality distribution in…
Harte Emma, Hofman Joanna, Sikiaridi Anastasia, 2016
Executive Summary
This policy brief outlines how the European Social Fund (ESF) can contribute to supporting childcare provision across Europe. It specifically aims to highlight the possibilities afforded by the ESF in this context and to inspire ideas for future…
Brand Betsy, November, 2015
Executive Summary
Statewide Afterschool Networks (SANs) are state coalitions of afterschool advocates who push for increased investment in afterschool programs, resources, and policies. More and more, SANs are providing critical leadership and support across their…