Policy Brief/Analysis

Estimating the Cost of Supporting Quality

Including Family Child Care Homes in Publicly-Funded Pre-K Programs

Estimating the Cost of Supporting Quality

Introducing our latest report: Exploring Funding for Family Child Care in Public Preschool Programs. Dive into our research on the implications of nine research-based policies for funding FCC educators in state-funded pre-K systems. Discover insights into how FCCs can be adequately funded to support quality learning environments.

The Authors

Karin Garver is an Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist at NIEER. Her research interests are in national and state early education policy trends, inclusive opportunities for preschool children with disabilities, data systems, systems integration, and public program finance.

GG Weisenfeld is a Senior ECE Policy Specialist at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education. 

Erin Harmeyer is an Assistant Research Professor at NIEER. Her research interests include family childcare quality; caregiver-child interactions; and the academic readiness skills of preschool-age children.

About NIEER

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, conducts and disseminates independent research and analysis to inform early childhood education policy.

Suggested Citation

Weisenfeld, G., Garver, K., & Harmeyer, E. (2024). Including family child care homes in publicly-funded pre-k programs: Estimating the cost of supporting quality. National Institute for Early Education Research.