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Document Number: 10282

Increasing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Existing Public Investments in Early Childhood Education - The authors of this report describe how conflicting expectations, misaligned system requirements, and programmatic firewalls on the federal level create formidable barriers to the operation of a well-coordinated system of high-quality early childhood education for children from birth to 5 years old. They set forth 10 federal reforms that they believe will significantly advance the evolution of our federally supported early childhood education system, improve child outcomes, and ensure system accountability, as well as operational consistency and greater efficiency. (Center for American Progress, June 2012)...

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