Capitol Briefing

Early Childhood Education

Preschool children sitting around their teacher in a classroom

Photo by Christopher Futcher/iStock


April 26, 2016


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Room 127, State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814


Early care and education (ECE) programs are a key component of preparing California's children for success in school and beyond. As the budget is negotiated to consider options for funding and delivering child care and preschool programs, it's important to understand current access gaps, approaches for ensuring quality, and the costs and benefits of universal preschool versus targeted preschool programs. What does the landscape of California ECE programs look like? What is the best way to ensure the quality of these programs and what is the potential return on investment?


Lynn Karoly

Lynn Karoly

Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

Jill Cannon

Jill Cannon

Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

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