Approaches to State Prekindergarten Eligibility Policy: Considerations for Policymakers

7/28/2015
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Approaches to State Prekindergarten Eligibility Policy: Considerations for Policymakers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As state legislatures consider expanding access to preschool programs for children most in need, many are examining revisions to program eligibility policy. A review of recent policies and implementation practices reveals that well-designed pre-K eligibility policies balance accountability for public funds with the need to provide efficient and flexible processes in documenting risk factors and preventing unintended burdens on families to access services they or their children are eligible to receive.

This webinar will review key findings from a recent policy report by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes that provides information on state-funded pre-K program eligibility policies and considerations for policymakers as they review or revise eligibility to increase access for high needs children. Susan Hogge, Legislative Fiscal Analyst for Public Education,  Virginia House Appropriations Committee will offer remarks regarding Virginia’s recently revised eligibility policy for the Virginia Preschool Initiative.

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Moderator

  • Julie Poppe, NCSL Early Care and Education Project

Speakers

  • Lori Connors-Tadros, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
  • Diane Schilder, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
  • Susan Hogge, legislative fiscal analyst for Public Education, Virginia House Appropriations Committee

 

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