The Foundation for Child Development’s Working Paper Series
There is definite potential to improve the school readiness of young children by supporting increased program standards in child care. This policy brief summarizes the 60-page report, Meeting Great Expectations: Integrating Early Education Program Standards in Child Care, by Rachel Schumacher, Kate Irish, and Joan Lombardi. To read the full report, visit the CLASP website.
CLASP examines three strategies in seven states that have integrated program standards into child care by directly tying standards to funding: the delivery of state pre-kindergarten (Georgia, New Jersey, and New York) and Head Start (Ohio, Oklahoma, and Oregon) in child care settings and the use of child care provider contracts states are dealing with serious declines in revenue.