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Strengthening Missouri's Economic Performance: The Far-Reaching Impact of Investments in Early Childhood Programs
(Center for Family Policy & Research, 2010-06)
The current economic climate is challenging for the state of Missouri and its many industries and businesses. Everyone is seeking investments that will yield significant returns. One important, but frequently overlooked, ...
The Missouri Quality Rating System (QRS) School Readiness Study Results
(University of Missouri-Columbia Center for Family Policy and Research, 2009-10)
New findings from the Missouri Quality Rating System School Readiness Study indicate that some aspects of children's school readiness are hurt by low quality early childhood programs. Children in poverty are particularly ...