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Early Care and Education

The Costs of Disinvestment: Why States Can

The PEW Center on the States

This brief proposes that states can save money and stimulate their economies by protecting funding for effective pre-kindergarten and home visiting programs.

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Early Childhood Interventions: Workshop Summary

National Academies Press

This book from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) summarizes the findings from a workshop that explored how benefit-cost analysis can be used to support effective policy decisions.

Blending and Braiding Funds To Support Early Care and Education Initiatives

The Finance Project

This brief highlights the successes and lessons learned in blending early childhood funding streams.

Spending Smarter: A Funding Guide for Policymakers and Advocates to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness

Mailman School of Public Health

This guide is designed to help state legislators, agency officials, families, and other advocates think strategically and take steps to meet the challenge of utilizing existing funding streams to p

Strengthening Families Web Site

Center for the Study of Social Policy

The Web site of the Strengthening Families initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy proposes an effective and affordable strategy to prevent child abuse and neglect.

What Works? A Study of Effective Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Programs

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD)

Through in-depth site visits to six consultation programs demonstrating positive child, family, staff and/or program outcomes, this study explores what are the essential components of effective men

Promoting Social, Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes of Young Children Served Under IDEA

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

This two-page brief discusses the necessity of social, emotional and behavioral outcomes in early childhood education.