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Early Childhood Education at the YWCA of Minneapolis: Parent and Staff Perspectives on Quality, Access, and Policy.

Syed, Moin, Anita Patel, and Lovey H.M. Walker.

Despite the well-documented benefits of high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs, we know little about the subjective experiences of those individuals who participate in them. In this study, we conducted focus groups with ECE staff and parents to ask fundamental questions for which few answers currently exist: What does quality ECE mean? What barriers to accessing high-quality ECE do families face? What are the policy implications that lie at the interface of quality and access? Our analysis led to multidimensional conceptualizations of both quality and access, which suggested targeted and feasible policy recommendations for improving the conditions for the children of Minnesota.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
The research upon which this article is based was supported by a grant from CURA’s Faculty Interactive Research Program.
43 (2): 4-11
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Reporter 43 (2)

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