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Document Number: 6117

All Together Now: State Experiences in Using Community-Based Child Care to Provide Prekindergarten - This paper studies the emergence of the mixed delivery model, in which pre-kindergarten is delivered in community-based settings and schools. This model has the potential to break the traditional barrier between early education and child care policies and address the needs of children in working families in a coordinated way, in addition to strengthening the quality of community-based child care programs. The paper describes policy choices that states have made in implementing pre-kindergarten in community-based child care programs (providing illustrative examples), discusses the emerging implications of the findings and offers preliminary policy and research recommendations. (Rachel Schumacher, Danielle Ewen, Katherine Hart and Joan Lombardi, Center for Law and Social Policy, February 2005)...

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