Financing Child Development Programs Three methods of financing child developmen
Financing Child Development Programs
Three methods of financing child development programs include family
payments, sponsored programs, and government support (in the form of tax
supported initiatives on the federal, state, and local levels). State
supported preschool is a well-known tax supported
initiative aimed at making publicly funded programs available to all 3-
and 4-year-olds on a voluntary basis (as opposed to being mandated).
Using the National
Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) website, please scroll down to the interactive map in the “State Profiles” area and click on your state. Please also visit the Child
Care Resource and Referral Search to search for additional resources related to the state you are researching. Lastly, visit the US
Department of Education’s Increasing Access to High-Quality Early Childhood Education and explore information on your state. Please respond to the following:
What were your
state’s preschool enrollment numbers in the last two years, as
reported? Identify if there was an increase or decrease in these
were your state’s spending per enrolled child in the last two years, as
reported? Identify if there was an increase or decrease in spending.
Search the resources above and complete your own internet search to learn about recent changes in your particular state:
What is one potential factor that could account for a variation of enrolled children?
What is one potential factor that could account for the change in spending per enrolled child?