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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


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.