Early Childhood Fiscal Map

For a project funded by Smart Start Oklahoma, Oklahoma Policy Institute developed a fiscal map of the federal, state, local, and private supports for young children in our state. We examined the major programs for children ages 0-5 as well as trends and sources of their funding. Our report includes the following:

The fiscal map compiles and analyzes funding data from major foundations and state agencies going back to 2000 in some cases. We concentrate on the period of fiscal year 2004 to fiscal year 2010 because that’s what when could find comparable numbers for all of the major programs.The numbers in this report represent funds going to support children ages 0-5, whether through direct education and health care services for the children or supports for new parents and pregnant women. It represents public programs and major philanthropy, but not payments by parents for child care, health care, or other goods for their children.

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Oklahoma Policy Institute (OK Policy) is a non-partisan independent policy think-tank. OK Policy promotes adequate, fair, and fiscally responsible funding of public services and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans by providing timely and credible information, analysis, and ideas.

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