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ERIC Number: ED585869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 314
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-309-47040-7
Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education. Consensus Study Report
Allen, La Rue, Ed.; Backes, Emily P., Ed.
National Academies Press
High-quality early care and education for children from birth to kindergarten entry is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, which benefit not only children and their families but society at large. Despite the great promise of early care and education, it has been financed in such a way that high-quality early care and education have only been available to a fraction of the families needing and desiring it and does little to further develop the early-care-and-education (ECE) workforce. It is neither sustainable nor adequate to provide the quality of care and learning that children and families need--a shortfall that further perpetuates and drives inequality. "Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education" outlines a framework for a funding strategy that will provide reliable, accessible high-quality early care and education for young children from birth to kindergarten entry, including a highly qualified and adequately compensated workforce that is consistent with the vision outlined in the 2015 report, "Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation." The recommendations of this report are based on essential features of child development and early learning, and on principles for high-quality professional practice at the levels of individual practitioners, practice environments, leadership, systems, policies, and resource allocation. (Contains approximately 400 references.) [Contributors include the Committee on Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce and the Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Health and Medicine Division. Numerous organizations sponsored this work and the full list can be seen in the document.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Academy of Sciences; National Academies, National Academy of Engineering; National Academies, National Academy of Medicine