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Policy Brief - Building Early Childhood Facilities: What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality

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Policy Brief – Building Early Childhood Facilities: What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality


April 1, 2007
AccessEconomics and FinanceState & Local

This brief explores common facility issues and outlines strategies for policymakers to address early care and education facility needs.

By Carl Sussman and Amy Gillman
NIEER Policy Brief (Issue 14, April 2007)

Summary

Much of the growth in early care and education can be attributed to research that shows the educational, social, and economic benefits of high-quality preschool education. As states’ efforts to provide access to publicly funded high-quality early care and education continue to expand, ensuring an adequate supply of quality preschool facilities promises to become an increasingly important public policy function.

This brief, based on the NIEER policy report of the same name, explores common facility issues and outlines strategies for policymakers to address early care and education facility needs.

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