Policy Brief/Analysis

Building Early Childhood Facilities

What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality

By Carl Sussman with Amy Gillman April 2007


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