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References for "Investing in High Quality Early Education" fact sheet:

 

Unmet Need = (Number of Children Ages 3-4 under 300% FPL) – (Total Pre-K 2014-15 Funded Slots) – (Total CCW Preschool Children Served in Keystone STARS 3 or 4) / (Number of Children Ages 3-4 under 300% FPL)

Data Sources:
Number of Children Ages 3-4: U.S. Census 2012 County Population Estimates

 

Percent of Children Living in Households under 300% FPL: American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates (2007-11)

 

Total Pre-K 2014-15 Funded Slots: includes Federal Preschool Head Start, Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP), and PA Pre-K Counts (PA PKC)

 

Total CCW Preschool Children Served in Keystone STARS 3 or 4 (April 2015)

 

Additional Notes:
Children could be served across multiple programs; funded slots includes both half day and full day.

 

 

Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health (2011, January 17). Enhanced early childhood education pays long-term dividends in better health. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 17, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com¬ /releases/2011/01/110114155340.htm

 

“Investments in Pennsylvania’s early childhood programs pay off now and later,” Pew Center on the States, Partnership for America’s Economic Success, March 2011, www.pakeys.org/uploadedContent/Docs/ELinPA/2011_March_PAbrief_Final.pdf
 

Fight Crime Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, “Invest in Early Education Now, Spend Less on Prison Later,” 2009, www.fightcrime.org     

The Foundations for Lifelong Health are Built in Early Childhood, Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University, http://developingchild.harvard.edu/library/reports_and_working_papers/foundations-of-lifelong-health/; Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health (2011, January 17).

 


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