FirstSchool Briefs: Financing Services for 3-and 4-Year Olds in a PreK-3 School

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Financing education is an inescapable reality. As pre-kindergarten is brought into the elementary school system, who pays for it becomes a significant question. Publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs and the public K-12 system are financed by very different mechanisms. Pre-kindergarten programs are supported by a complex combination of local, state and federal funding streams. And these streams have their own sets of rules and regulations.

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Richard Clifford, FPG Senior Scientist and FirstSchool Co-Director