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Comprehensive Early Childhood

Moving Toward a Comprehensive Early Childhood System in Hawaii: An analysis of the fiscal resources supporting youth children, prenatal to age fiver and their families, in Fiscal Year 2011

We offer the following report, which affirms our concern for the need for a statewide early learning and development system to support the implementation of high-quality early learning programs. While it appears that there are public and private resources supporting young children in Hawaii, further detailed analysis reveals that those funds are largely focused on health and special education and thus restrictive in nature and not meeting the needs of young children. The current level of funding does not support the full range of comprehensive services such as care and education for young children and their families’ support for preventive health and workforce development.

Author/Source: The Finance Project
Year Published: 2012
Publication Type: Report