The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and Illinois Action for Children hosted a Cost of Quality Early Learning Think Tank on May 16-17, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting provided an opportunity for state and local leaders, advocates, and national experts engaged in cost studies of early learning programs to take stock of what we know about using cost data to inform and drive policy decisions on financing high-quality early learning programs.  As a result of this meeting, participants gained a deeper, shared understanding of the political and strategic approaches needed to have a substantive impact on moving the field toward adequate and stable funding of high quality early learning programs.  A forthcoming report will summarize the highlights from the meeting and will identify recommendations for the capacities, research and tools needed in the next 1-3 years to increase adequate and stable funding for high quality early care and education.

Cost of Quality Early Learning Think Tank – May 2018 Meeting Summary 

Preliminary Materials

Meeting Handouts

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