ERIC Number: ED313150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education: Information on Costs and Services at High-Quality Centers. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This fact sheet contains preliminary results from a General Accounting Office (GAO) survey of selected high-quality early childhood education (ECE) centers. To gather data, questionnaires were sent to directors of 265 full-day, full-year preschool and early childhood education programs accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Data used in these analyses represent tabulations for 158 of the centers. Sections of the report concern cost per child, teacher salaries, insurance costs, costs of supplementary services, and number of religiously affiliated centers. Appendices provide a comparison of selected requirments (S. 123 criteria and NAEYC standards) for early childhood education programs; objectives, scope, and methodology of the survey; ECE centers' expense categories as a proportion of total costs; summary data on teacher salaries; and summary data on the costs of supplementary services. (RH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Criteria, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Incidence, Insurance, Preschool Education, Program Costs, Religious Organizations, Standards, Surveys, Teacher Salaries
U.S. General Accounting Office, Post Office Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first 5 copies free, additional copies $2.00 each, 25% discount on orders for 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.