Launched in 2014, this innovative public-private partnership expands Chicago Public Schools’ Child-Parent Center (CPC) program, making it possible for more than 2,600 kids and their families to benefit from CPC’s high-quality early childhood and parent engagement services. For each year of the program, the program’s independent evaluator releases a report of student performance across kindergarten […]
This Urban Institute toolkit is comprised of a series of briefs that provide a roadmap for stakeholders on how to use PFS to scale high-quality, evidence-based early childhood education (ECE) programs in their communities. Urban Institute Early Childhood Toolkit
This 2013 working paper describes how PFS can be applied to funding of early childhood development programs. Citation: Dubno, J. A., Dugger, R. H., & Smith, M. R. (2013). Financing human capital development for economically-disadvantaged children: Applying pay for success social impact finance to early childhood development (working paper). Washington, DC: Ready Nation.
This 2012 paper describes three innovative financing strategies for social impact investing: PFS; public-private partnerships; and performance-based contracting. Included are descriptions of each strategies and examples of current or past uses of each strategy. Citation: Silloway, T., Connors-Tadros, L. & Hayes, C.D. (2012). Sharing Risks and Returns: Social Impact Investment to Scale Up Effective Programs. […]
This 2012 resource is a progress report that provides an example from 2009 Pennsylvania PreK Counts to demonstrate how social impact bonds might be used to pay for early learning services. Citation: Dugger, R., & Litan, R. (2012). Early childhood “pay-for-success” social impact finance: A PKSE bond example to increase school readiness and reduce special […]