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Home Grown, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
The impact of Home Grown’s Emergency Fund on HBCC was far-reaching. Home Grown’s grants, combined with matching private funds and public funding, provided direct support to 2625 HBCC providers who served more than 18,000 children. These funds…
Carolan Megan E., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Between April 17 and April 27, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) surveyed early care and education providers, trying to understand more about the effect of the pandemic on the already-fragile early care and education market. The results of the…
Carolan Megan E., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This document highlights the specific findings as they relate to select counties in South Carolina which we define as more likely to be rural. Providers were asked to report the county in which they were located during the survey, so this is the…
Capito Associates, November 2019
Reports & Papers

To build an infrastructure that supports and sustains comprehensive cross-sector early childhood systems work, an understanding of fiscal context is imperative. The CFA presents a multi-level analysis threading fiscal and programmatic information…

Heinrich Carolyn J., Kabourek Sarah E., July, 2019
Reports & Papers
Social Impact Bonds, or Pay for Success (PFS) as known in the U.S., have attracted inordinate attention as a novel strategy for financing and providing preventative services to our most vulnerable populations. We undertake an exploratory,…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of the state-federal partnership in ECE, the Bipartisan Policy Center undertook this study to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.…
Noden Philip, West Anne, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Given the complexity of the early years, creating an effective and efficient funding system for the free early education entitlement is both challenging and of significant policy importance. It potentially affects the sustainability of provision and…
Lynch Karen E., 16 June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Because of this complex set of underlying funding streams, federal appropriations are not always the best measure of total spending on child care. This report reviews the legislative history behind these different funding streams, with particular…
Gaylor Erika, Kutaka Traci Shizu, Ferguson Kate, Williamson Cyndi, Wei Xin, Spiker Donna, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
The Social Impact Bond (SIB) (also referred to as Pay for Success) is a funding mechanism where private businesses support programs that are expected to have a high return on investment. Beginning in 2014-15, the IFF Pay for Success project funded…
Workman Simon, Palaich Robert, Wool Sarah, January, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report, required under Section 3.2.3.2 of the Request for Proposals (R00R4402342), provides (1) a detailed literature review on prekindergarten, (2) an analysis of current prekindergarten capacity, enrollment, and quality distribution in…
Brand Betsy, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper describes how Statewide Afterschool Networks (SANs) and other state leaders provide leadership and support across their states to increase investment in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs so that more children and youth…
Workman Simon, Rooney Kathryn, Palaich Robert, Brown Amanda, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
In 2006, voters approved the Denver Preschool Program (DPP). DPP encourages families to enroll their four-year-old children in quality preschool programs so that the children are better prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn and to increase…
Justice Laura M., Johnson Anneliese, Peterson Samantha, Bowling Bobbie, 2015
Reports & Papers
Economic, developmental, and educational research shows that early childhood education (ECE), particularly that which is high in quality, is a sound investment in children's well-being. Presently, children's participation in ECE is supported via a…
Campaign for Children, January, 2015
Reports & Papers
The Campaign for Children surveyed 42 agencies (representing at least 102 sites), which contract with the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) to provide center-based subsidized child care to the City's low-income children, and documented…
Isaacs Julia B., Katz Michael, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report, undertaken as one component of a legislatively mandated assessment of the Massachusetts subsidized child care system, summarizes the findings from a review of budgetary policies and practices in the Department of Early Education and…