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Policy Brief – Perspectives on the Impact of Pre-K Expansion:  Factors to Consider and Lessons from New York and Ohio

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Policy Brief – Perspectives on the Impact of Pre-K Expansion: Factors to Consider and Lessons from New York and Ohio


February 1, 2011
AccessQuality and CurriculumState & Local

The impact of state-funded pre-K expansion on the quality and supply of child care in New York and Ohio are assessed in this policy brief.

By Diane Schilder, Stephanie Kimura, Kim Elliott, and Stephanie Curenton
NIEER Policy Brief (Issue 21, January 2011)

Summary

This policy brief examines the impact of state-funded pre-K expansion on the quality and supply of child care in New York and Ohio. The authors present the results of analyses of qualitative data, secondary data, and policy documents and address the following questions about factors that can affect the quality and supply of child care:

  • What state policies and regulations regarding pre-K expansion have the potential to positively impact child care quality and access for low-income working families?
  • What promising practices and lessons have been learned in pre-K expansion efforts that can positively impact child care quality and access for low-income working families?

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