Publications

The Status of Early Care and Education in New Mexico

(Report written collaboratively by Erica Williams, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Anne W. Mitchell, Early Childhood Policy Research.) Marked growth in the labor force participation of women in general, and of mothers specifi cally, has deepened the need for work and care supports for families. Early care and education has emerged as a critical…

The Status of Early Care and Education in The States

(Report written collaboratively by Erica Williams, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Anne W. Mitchell, Early Childhood Policy Research.) Marked growth in the labor force participation of women in general, and of mothers specifi cally, has deepened the need for work and care supports for families. Early care and education has emerged as a critical…

The Status of Early Care and Education in Wisconsin

Marked growth in the labor force participation of women in general, and of mothers specifi cally, has deepened the need for work and care supports for families. Early care and education has emerged as a critical resource to keep parents working and to provide much needed early care for young children.

Meaningful Investments in Pre-K: Estimating the Per-Child Costs of Quality Programs

Policy makers around the country, seeing the far-reaching benefits of quality pre-kindergarten (pre-k) for three, four, and five-year-olds, are committing substantial resources to expanding these programs. They are beginning to recognize that public investments in early learning can be as important as those made in elementary education. Positive outcomes of pre-k investments are especially great…

The Cost of Universal Access to Quality Preschool in Illinois

Responding to research indicating the value of a good early childhood education program, Governor George H. Ryan of Illinois, in Spring 2001, convened the Task Force on Universal Access to Preschool made up of prominent representatives from government and the private sector. The task force's objective was to design a plan to ensure that all…