This report includes chapters on the following topics: 1. Early Childhood Policies From Ecological and Family Impact Perspectives; 2. Minnesota’s Early Childhood Populations; 3. What Is an Early Care and Education System?; 4. Why Should We Have an Early Childhood System and How Might It Look?; and 5. Unanswered Questions.
This brief powerpoint presentation created by Louise Stoney, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, provides illustrations for aligning finance with standards in a quality rating and improvement system.
Written by noted consultant Louise Stoney, this brief explores the ideas and trends related to QRIS that state leaders included in their Race to the Top/Early Learning Challenge applications. It is designed to provide not only useful background information for state policymakers, funders, and nonprofit leaders, but also to stimulate discussion within the field about opportunities to advance high-quality
Relatively little has been written about what kind of strategies and techniques do the most to help early care and education (ECE) programs operate as financially viable businesses. This issue brief draws lessons from the experiences of organizations that are using two broad approaches to promoting financial stability of ECE programs.