EDC and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University are conducting a study of the impact of pre-K expansion on child care for low-income families.
The expansion of state-funded, universal pre-K raises questions about the impact of such trends on the quality and supply of child care for low-income families.
For this three-year investigation, EDC will:
- Conduct a longitudinal investigation using a natural experiment to identify changes in child-care access and quality for low-income working families in New York and Ohio
- Work with the National Institute of Early Education Research to report findings about pre-K definitions and services from their national survey of state pre-K programs
This study is designed to provide state-level child-care and education administrators and policymakers with information to help them craft early care and education policies that meet the dual need of bolstering parental workforce participation and fostering children’s school readiness.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
EDC Project Director: Diane Schilder
Funders: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to National Institute for Early Education Research.)