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Webinar Recap: How Race, Ethnicity, and Location Influence Children’s Access to Early Childhood Education (Part 3)

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This is Part Three in our series about the webinar “Race and Place Matter: Head Start and CCDBG Access by Race, Ethnicity, and Location.” In Part One, we examined a study by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and found that low-income children’s access to early childhood development opportunities vary by race, ethnicity,…

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‘State(s) of Head Start Report’ Suggests Underfunding a Primary Reason for Differences in Quality between States

In December 2016, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers, studied differences in Head Start quality between states. What the researchers found were wide differences in program funding, quality, and coverage. So much so that only two states, Vermont and Kentucky, scored above what NIEER termed, “a research-based threshold for effective instructional…

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Data Highlights Need for High Quality Pre-School for Everyone

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal highlights a serious issue regarding the cost of full-time daycare or preschool. In nearly half of the country, it is now more expensive to send a 4-year-old to preschool than it is to send an 18-year-old to college. According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute…

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