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ERIC Number: ED542379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-19
Pages: 71
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Moving toward a Comprehensive Early Childhood System in Hawaii: An Analysis of the Fiscal Resources Supporting Young Children, Prenatal to Age Five and Their Families, in Fiscal 2011
Connors-Tadros, Lori; Silloway, Torey; Mayman, Jennifer; Dahlin, Melissa
Finance Project
A strong early childhood system that is well funded, fully coordinated, and highly accountable is essential to a state's long-term economic health. Significant research during the past decade has identified short- and long-term benefits to children, families, and communities when young children arrive at school healthy and ready to learn. Therefore, Hawaii's Early Learning Council commissioned this study of current fiscal resources to provide a detailed account of federal and state expenditures on programs supporting children, prenatal to age five, and their families in the state. The report also highlights the key role private dollars and parent fees play in the funding mix for early childhood services and supports. It summarizes how funds align with Hawaii's framework for an early childhood system; which agencies control key funding sources; and to what extent funding comes from federal, state, or private sources. In addition, the report analyzes how funding sources and financing strategies are and can be used to support Hawaii's goals for young children. Appended are: (1) Publicly Funded Programs Supporting Children, Prenatal to Age Five, and Their Families in Hawaii, by State Agency; (2) Funding Landscape for Children, Prenatal to Age Five, and Their Families in Hawaii; (3) Public Funding for Key Services Provided to Children, Prenatal to Age Five, and Their Families in Hawaii; and (4) Summary of Parent Fee Methodology and Results. (Contains 8 figures, 9 tables, 8 footnotes and 70 notes.) [Funding for this paper was provided by the Omidyar Ohana Fund.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Omidyar Ohana Fund
Authoring Institution: Finance Project
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii