This collaborative research project is a partnership between the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE), two research organizations (SRI International – SRI – and the National Center for Children in Poverty – NCCP), and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The proposed project is focused on advancing equity in access to and participation in stable, high quality early care and education (ECE) for children in foster care (CiFC). The project’s main objectives are to learn about the challenges to providing high quality and stable ECE to Arkansas (AR) CiFC, test and evaluate solutions to address these challenges, and set DCCECE and the AR early learning workforce up for long-term success to implement evidence-based and effective strategies to support the development of young CiFC.
Funded by Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE), the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
For more information about Improving Participation of Children in Foster Care in Stable, High Quality Early Care and Education, please contact:
Sheila Smith, PhD