Funding System

Our Position on the Funding System

Our position is that  a new funding system focused on achieving the best for children is needed.  Consideration should be given to providing funding directly to families to purchase the childcare they need, in addition to providing free public kindergarten for up to 31/2 hours daily for all 3, 4 and 5 year-olds.

Note that while some people may claim that the funding system is broken, it is not broken because it was not well-designed in the first place.  The current funding system has developed in an ad-hoc way over many years, and was not something that was properly planned.  

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Teachers - Student Teachers - Parents
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Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
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