REPORT: Access to High Quality Early Care and Education: Readiness and Opportunity Gaps in America (CEELO)

 The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) recently published a new report, Access to High Quality Early Care and Education: Readiness and Opportunity Gaps in America (May 2014), which finds that access to quality early care and education is highly unequal for children in the U.S. and is of particular concern for African American, Hispanic, and non-English-speaking children. This is due in part to the fact that targeted programs are often not high quality and targeting is not always effective in reaching disadvantaged populations. The information presented is based on analyses of three main sources of data: the State of the Preschool Yearbook series, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort 2010/11 (ECLS-K), and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort 2001 (ECLS-B).

Read the report here.