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Ewen Danielle, Adams Gina, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The various relief packages passed by Congress over the past year have given states more than $50 billion to support and sustain child care. This enormous influx of funds provides challenges and opportunities to transform the child care system,…

First Five Years Fund, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Every year, millions of children from low-income families who range in age from birth through age five, benefit from the array of federal early learning and care programs. While programs may occur in different settings and have different…
Trivedi Pamala, Hoffman Cheri, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief synthesizes and extends key findings from the Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings Project (MCASP) (see sidebar). Findings draw from a literature review,…

Bartko W. Todd, Miller Kassandra, Sparr Mariel, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes findings on the sources, use, and adequacy of program funding from interviews with five afterschool program administrators and frontline staff. The five programs represent diverse geographic regions, program settings, and…

Connors-Tadros Lori, Weisenfeld GG, February, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In order to expand high quality public preschool, a 3-step approach to ensuring adequate funding is needed. First, design a program to meet a state's goals and then determine the cost of that program. Second, designate how the resources to pay for…
Katz Anne, Loewenberg Aaron, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In February 2018, we released a paper synthesizing our findings and elevating issues that need to be addressed to ensure that all pre-K teachers have the core knowledge and competencies needed to effectively teach three- and four-year-olds. This…
Lawrence Sharmila, October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource list includes resources on state and local financing strategies, blending and braiding funding streams, and Pay for Success (PFS)/ Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) from 2012 to 2018. Most of the resources are descriptive as little research…
Stevens Katharine B., June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
After providing a historical timeline of federal early childhood education and care policies, this brief discusses federal performance partnerships in early childhood. The aim of this funding mechanism is to support states showing innovation and…
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, May, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this brief, we will compare general methods for using multiple funds at the program and state levels and explore models for effectively combining CCDF with other frequently used funding sources to better support and sustain child care programs. (…
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.), February, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To realize the considerable potential benefits of ECE, an integrated framework of laws and policies that uses financing to bring about an accessible, affordable, and high-quality ECE system should be implemented. The financing structure should…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
States and localities use and raise funding from a variety of sources to support the activities of their QRIS, including their rating and accountability processes and quality improvement efforts. Typically, funding of all elements of the QRIS is…
Rhode Island Kids Count (Organization), September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This overview discusses public funding for early learning programs and the different ways in which early education is funded in Rhode Island. The author also looks at quality in relation to the state's quality rating and improvement system, tiered…
Johnson Melissa, July, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief discusses the funding needs of Georgia's plan to expand child care access for low-income families.
Center for Law and Social Policy, June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines the current state of public investment in the area of child care assistance, which enables low-income parents to work and access quality child care for their children.
Horowitz Michelle, Brown Kirsty Clarke, Connors-Tadros Lori, June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This document is designed to answer some questions about how states and cities are approaching financing high quality preschool programs across different providers. The goal of the research was to identify the types of guidance states are providing…