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State Initiatives to Promote Early Learning: Next Steps in Coordinating Subsidized Child Care, Head Start and State Pre-Kindergarten

Rachel Schumacher, Mark Greenberg, Joan Lombardi
April 2001

States often struggle with two key social goals: the need to promote school readiness for children and the need to support working families given increasing labor force participation among mothers with young children.

This paper, written by Rachel Schumacher, Mark Greenberg and Joan Lombardi, describes the challenges states face in addressing these issues, responses to these challenges and recommendations for the future.