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Publication Date: September 2007

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute; Economic Opportunity Institute

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Topic: Education (Education financing, facilities, and equipment)

Keywords: Early Learning; Early childhood education; Workplace benefits

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington Washington Washington

Abstract:

Compares and contrasts Early Childhood Education (ECE) systems in the U.S. (Washington State wherever possible), the UK, and Finland. Includes an overview of social, economic, philosophical, and historical issues informing/influencing early learning, and a review of ECE systems, costs and funding, family benefits and leave policies, and qualifications and compensation of the early learning workforce in all three countries.