CEELO has developed the Cost of Preschool Quality & Revenue (CPQ&R) calculator, a free Excel-based tool, to help users determine costs and funding sources related to implementing high-quality preschool programs. The CPQ&R can inform funding allocations by estimating costs of expansion and quality enhancements to identify trade-offs on quality and access associated with different pre-K policy options.

NEW! CEELO State Administrative Cost of Quality (SACQ) budget planning tool helps users generate data on the functions and costs of the state infrastructure to implement, monitor and sustain quality of early childhood programs. SACQ can be integrated into the CPQ&R to determine costs and funding sources related to implementing high-quality preschool programs. Learn how SACQ helped Washington State assess administrative costs.

The CPQ&R and SACQ are free to use after completing either the  CPQ&R licensing agreement or the SACQ licensing agreement, and the user request questionnaire.

Below you will find links to useful resources for the CPQ&R: Background Information, User Guide, Communications Toolkit, and Additional Resources.

CPQ&R Background Information
CPQ&R User Guide

This is the “how to section” for learning more about entering data and producing cost estimates that are customized to your specific goals. We recommend printing the CPQ&R User Guide and keeping it “by your side” as you manipulate and enter data in the CPQ&R. The Before You Start document and the Data Checklist  (MSword) are also helpful to review before you start entering data.

CPQ&R Communications Toolkit

Go to the Toolkit

Resources here will help users present cost and revenue data from CPQ&R in a variety of communication formats. The toolkit offers talking points, quotes from national experts, resources for more information, and graphics, along with printable handouts.

CPQ&R Additional Resources
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