Prof. Bassok Pens New Article and Memo to the President Elect on Building High-Quality ECE Systems


12/19/2016

The Brookings Institution

Daphna Bassok, assistant director of EdPolicysWorks and associate professor at Curry, pens memo to President-elect Trump on Early Childhood System.

Memo: Building a cohesive, high-quality early childhood system

Too many children in the United States do not have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood care and education (ECE) during their first five years of life. Very good ECE programs can yield large and long-lasting benefits both to individuals and to society. Over the past two decades, strong public support for ECE, increased state investments in preschools, and federal efforts to improve access to high-quality programs have contributed to meaningful improvements in access to affordable early childhood programs, especially for four-year-olds.