early childhood education

April 7, 2008 - 10:28am
The Public Policy Forum recently surveyed 430 parents in southeastern Wisconsin. We find the vast majority are satisfied with the quality of their child care arrangements and their options for child care. In fact, most say they would not change...
March 25, 2008 - 9:19am
One of the questions greater public investment in early childhood education raises is whether government should play a role in the lives of most children under school age. Even for those who believe school readiness is an appropriate effort for...
March 6, 2008 - 8:45am
If you're worried about your child getting food poisoning from their favorite fast food joint, it's easy enough for citizens of southeastern Wisconsin to visit the web and get information on restaurant inspections.If your worried about your child's...
February 28, 2008 - 9:38am
By: Anonymous
When it comes to antipoverty strategies, efforts related to early childhood education and child care rise to the top for many researchers.In the inaugural issue of Pathways magazine, poverty researcher Rebecca Blank features her priority list of top...
February 12, 2008 - 11:01am
The Forum does not advocate on behalf of anyone and generally uses a taxpayer's perspective in our analyses. However, some policies are focused on particular demographics, which require us to analyze their effectiveness from the perspective of both...
December 13, 2007 - 2:49pm
By: Anonymous
Factors associated with high-quality early childhood education -- higher earnings, less use of welfare, and lower crime rates -- have been found to contribute to higher government revenues and lower government expenditures. Such are the ingredients...
November 21, 2007 - 10:00am
Quality rating systems for child care are all the rage in the states. Hailed as systemic approaches to improving the quality of care, 14 states have some version of a rating program. Wisconsin is one of the states that does not have a rating system...
October 26, 2007 - 9:15am
As you've likely heard, Wisconsin has the worst black-white achievement gap in the nation. Black students in our state are further behind their white classmates than in any other state when it comes to reading. The only thing more troubling is that...
October 1, 2007 - 9:28am
One of the paradoxes of early childhood education (ECE) policy is that ECE doesn't seem to obey the normal economic rules of supply and demand. If high quality ECE is so valuable, why is there a proliferation of poor quality providers? Isn't high...
August 30, 2007 - 8:55am
Texas is now the first state in the nation to evaluate the quality of classrooms in its preschools, Head Start programs, and child care centers based on how well their children do once they've gone on to Kindergarten.Under the Texas School Ready!...

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