ERIC Number: ED498218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Costs per Child for Early Childhood Education and Care: Comparing Head Start, CCDF Child Care, and Prekindergarten/Preschool Programs (2003/2004)
Besharov, Douglas J.; Morrow, Jeffrey S.; Myers, Justus A.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Using all available government data, this paper calculates the actual, per-child costs of Head Start (including Early Head Start), child care provided under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), and prekindergarten/preschool programs. Besides being substantially higher than often reported by the relevant government agencies, the resulting cost estimates show dramatic differences in costs per child among the three forms of education and care. An appendix is also included. (Contains 3 tables and 47 footnotes.) [This report was produced in part by the Welfare Reform Academy, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland.]
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Welfare Services, Public Policy, Public Agencies, Preschool Education, Costs, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.