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ERIC Number: ED534361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Building Early Childhood Facilities: What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality. Preschool Policy Brief. Issue 14
Sussman, Carl
National Institute for Early Education Research
The early care and education field continues its decades-long expansion, experiencing a new phase of educationally oriented growth. Most states now fund preschool programs and enrollment continues to rise. Yet the field remains fragmented and insufficiently resourced. It lacks the institutional frameworks necessary to address basic challenges to continued growth and development. The design, development, finance and maintenance of facilities are key issues. State governments will need to more actively stimulate facilities investments--building the "supply" of facilities and making sure these spaces are designed to support programmatic "quality". Otherwise, the benefits of early education--academic achievement and long-term savings in remedial programs to name just two--will not be fully realized. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [This paper was written with Amy Gillman.]
National Institute for Early Education Research. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 73 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Tel: 848-932-4350; Fax: 732-932-4360; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Early Education Research