ERIC Number: ED499794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: 56
Partnering Schools Communities and Proposition 10: Financing Considerations for Early Childhood Initiatives
Flynn, Margaret; Hayes, Cheryl D.; Uyeda, Kimberly; Halfon, Neal
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
This report explores strategies for financing school-linked early learning initiatives. It is meant to help county agencies, school systems, and community organizations coordinate and expand their respective resources. The overall approach relies on partnerships and collaborations to meet the financing challenges faced by individual agencies and organizations working toward common goals. The current pressure on counties and commissions to engage in strategic short and long-term financial planning has lead to a number of reports focused on sustainable funding for First 5 programs and commission initiative. This publication provides a common framework to address the fiscal issues facing First 5, school districts, and early childhood programs, and offers a variety of options for financing new and innovative school-linked early learning initiatives for children and their families. It is hoped that a better understanding of financing challenges, opportunities, and strategies will help policy makers, community leaders, and providers to develop more effective and integrated early education services that prepare children for success in school. The report is organized in the following sections: (1) The Early Learning Policy Context; (2) Financing Challenges; (3) Current Funding Sources; and (4) Strategic Approaches to Financing School-Linked Early Learning Initiatives. The following are appended: (1) Approaches to Financing Early Childhood Services; and (2) Template for Funding Comprehensive Early Childhood Services. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Counties, Community Organizations, Financial Support, School Community Relationship, Cooperative Planning, School Districts, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Strategic Planning, Public Schools, State Legislation, Access to Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Educational Quality, Resource Allocation, Federal Legislation, State Aid, Federal Aid, Eligibility
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Stuart Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: University of California at Los Angeles, Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Proposition 10 (California 1998)