Funding for early care and education programs often is pieced together from a variety of sources, including families; federal, state, county and city governments; and philanthropic organizations. Services are then delivered in diverse settings, including homes, centers and public and private schools, where quality standards can vary depending on funding source or government oversight.
These factors make it challenging for policymakers to know how to allocate funds to achieve the best outcomes for children and their families. Louise Stoney, a nationally recognized expert on early care and education finance, will explore innovative financing strategies to ensure access to high-quality early learning services and support for providers who themselves must balance the cost of quality and the market price of care. The webinar will include state examples, and Louisiana Representative Stephanie Hilferty has been invited to discuss a financing strategy in her state.
View the PowerPoint Presentation.
- Representative Stephanie Hilferty (R-La.)
- Alison May and Julie Poppe, NCSL