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State Pre-K Funding -- 2013-14 Fiscal Year PDF - For the second year in a row, even in the midst of continuing state budget constraints, policymakers are making significant investments in state-funded pre-K programs. (Bruce Atchison, Emily Workman, Michael Griffith, ECS, January 2014)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: P-3 Finance - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

State Pre-K Funding: 2012-13 School Year PDF - The Education Commission of the States reviewed policies across all 50 states to determine 2012-13 state expenditures on pre-K programs serving 4-year-olds. The goal of this analysis was to determine how state commitment to pre-K programs serving 4-year-olds fared during a flat budget year. Findings indicate that while 26 states cut K-12 funding in 2012-13, state funding for pre-K programs serving 4-year-olds increased by 3.6%. With increasing awareness of the impact quality early learning has on 3rd –grade reading proficiency, many states are preserving or even boosting their funding for pre-K. (Mike Griffith, ECS, April 2013)...

Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee: A Summary Report of the Early Learning Advisory Committee's Work and Recommendations to the Governor and Legislative Council - Indiana is one of the few states in the country with no state-supported preschool. In an effort to address the problem, an Early Learning Advisory Committee was formed in 2013 and this is the committee's first report. Among their findings: 67 percent of Indiana's children require care because their parents work and half of Hoosier families have incomes that make paying for care a significant burden. Even if they could afford it, capacity of high quality care is limited. (Amanda Lopez, Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, June 2014) ...


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