Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica

Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica: Current System, Policy Options, and Recommendations: Executive Summary

Ashley Pierson
Lynn A. Karoly
Gail L. Zellman
Megan K. Beckett
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt6wq8ps
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    Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica
    Book Description:

    In July 2012, the City of Santa Monica Human Services Division and the Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School District contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct an assessment of child care programs in Santa Monica. The project sought to assess how well Santa Monica’s early and school-age care programs meet the needs of families. Recommendations for improvement focused on advancing access, quality, service delivery, and financial sustainability.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8662-4
    Subjects: History, Education

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-2)
  2. Early and School-Age Care in Santa Monica Current System, Policy Options, and Recommendations
    (pp. 3-15)

    The landscape of early learning and out-of-school-time programs in the City of Santa Monica is complex, with numerous providers and funding streams. This complexity reflects its evolution in response to changes in federal, state, and local priorities and initiatives. Future shifts in funding levels, program auspices, and other features are likely. With our growing understanding of the importance of high-quality early learning experiences and the value of the extended day for out-of-school-time learning, it is imperative to ensure that child care—and the public funds that support it—meet the needs of families in the city and provide opportunities for...

  3. Back Matter
    (pp. 16-16)