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Improving Access to High-Quality Preschool: Lessons from Five State Mixed Delivery Systems
Most states in the United States operate their public preschool programs in a mixed delivery system, in which children are served through a mix of local education agencies (LEAs) and non-LEA providers, such as Head Start agencies, child care centers, private schools, and family child care homes. There are many benefits to a mixed delivery system, including adding capacity through expanded staffing and facilities and providing families with choices of settings and environments. However, there are several challenges as well, including coordinating and supporting the participation of preschool providers across settings.
This webinar is designed to shed light on the policy and practices that support children’s access to consistent, high-quality learning in all settings. Presenters, including state administrators and local providers, will describe the mixed delivery systems of five states that have taken different approaches to support providers across settings: Alabama, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia. They will identify key decision points states face, such as how to approach governance and administration to support program quality. Presenters will also share recommendations for practice and policy.

Hosted by LPI and NIEER. Co-sponsored by CCSO, NASBE, NASLEE, and NCSL

• Janet Bock-Hager, WV Department of Education, Office of Teaching & Learning
• Barbara Chow, Heising-Simons Foundation
• Libby Doggett, Community Advisor
• Joselyn Estevez-Vargas, HOPES CAP
• Karin Garver, NIEER
• Sarah Keiper, Nicholas County Schools
• Allison Muhlendorf, Alabama School Readiness Alliance
• Pamela Truelove-Walker, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education

1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

Apr 19, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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