U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
But with competing demands and limited resources, policymakers, administrators, and other stakeholders lack the information needed to effectively target funds to enhance ECE quality.
To address this issue, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation—an agency within the Administration for Children and Families—awarded a contract to Mathematica Policy Research and its consultant, Elizabeth Davis of the University of Minnesota, to launch the Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality ECE project.
The goal of the project is to create an instrument to measure implementation and costs of providing ECE services in centers that serve children from birth to age 5. The project focuses on measuring each center’s efforts to support quality ECE and the costs of operating the center. The ultimate goal is to produce measures of implementation and costs that can be used to examine how differences in what a center does and how resources are used can affect ECE quality.
Evidence & Insights From This Project
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