Economics and Finance

Publications and Research

Steve Barnett on financing quality early childhood education - part of the Mid-Atlantic Early Childhood Education Network Forum.

What will it cost to give Head Start the tools it needs to succeed? This brief includes information on the qualifications and compensation of Head Start teachers and discusses the issues surrounding the push towards raising both.

Research confirms long-term benefits of high-quality early education.

A report from the Mid-American Regional Council points to Kansas' need to increase its investment in child care.

A Summary Report of the 2002 Early Education Cost Symposium (September 19–20, 2002). Edited by W. Steven Barnett and Pamela J. Kelley