Publication Date: March 2005
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Hannah Matthews; Jennifer Mezey; Danielle Ewen
Research Area: Education
Coverage: United States
This paper, funded by the Foundation for Child Development, provides general background on the legislation behind Title I and provides an overview of the available data on the use of Title I funds for preschool, as well as illustrative examples of how a few states and local communities have used Title I funds for these programs.
It also examines the U.S. Department of EducationÂ’s statutes, regulations, and guidance on the use of Title I funds for preschool and raises some unanswered questions. Finally, it discusses how the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act may affect the availability of Title I funding for preschool programs.