The Fiscal Research Center (FRC), in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the Carl Vinson Institute at UGA, has completed three studies of Pre-K in Georgia to help assess the need for these childcare centers.
The authors of the reports are Lakshmi Pandey, an FRC senior research associate; Sally Wallace, FRC director; and Nicholas Warner, an FRC research associate.
The new publications are:
- Child Policy Partnership: Opening and Closing of Early Care and Education Establishments: This policy brief documents the opening and closing of early care learning centers in Georgia over a ten-year period, using quarterly wages paid to employees to measure rates. The report covers a 10-year period, from 2004 to 2014. The study is a joint effort with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. Download.
- Child Policy Partnership: Capacity of Childcare Centers by Location: This report provides a methodology for evaluating the efficiency of the location of early care and education providers in Georgia relative to the potential need. It provides a starting point in evaluating whether certain areas are currently underserved in terms of early care and learning supply. Download.
- Child Policy Partnership: Supply and Demand for Georgia’s Pre-K: This report examines the potential factors that Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) might consider when allocating new Pre-K grant awards. Variables include the changes in the population of 4-year-olds, the number and type of Georgia Pre-K providers in the market (supply and demand), and availability of credentialed teachers. Download.