Document Number: 6849Early Childhood Education: Investing in Quality Makes Sense - Today, nearly four out of five states invest in preschool programs. However, states’ financial commitment to early childhood education, their eligibility requirements, and the number of children who actually receive care vary widely, making high-quality and readily available state-funded preschool programs the exception rather than the rule. This brief examines components of effective programs and their benefits. (American Educational Research Association, Fall 2005)...
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