On December 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced $3 million in Pay for Success grants for preschool programs. These grants will allow states, school districts, and other local government agencies to explore whether Pay for Success is a viable financing mechanism for expanding and improving preschool in their communities. The 8 winners were […]
The U.S. Department of Education offers responses to Frequently Asked Questions related to their Preschool Pay for Success Feasibility Pilot grants. Visit their FAQs to learn about timelines, eligibility requirements, format, budgetary requirements, and more. Preschool Pay for Success FAQ
This May 2016 blog post describes results from the Chicago Pay for Success project which expands the city’s Child Parent Center early education model. A recent evaluation by SRI International found that expanded CPC programs met the initiatives goals for improved kindergarten readiness. Blog Post: Chicago in Context: Considering Pay for Success to Improve Special […]
This 2015 Brookings Institute blog post summarizes a joint Institute for Child Success and Ounce of Prevention Fund event that identified what metrics to use for social impact bonds in early childhood development. Gustafsson-Wright, E., Golden, M. & Aigner-Treworgy, S. (February 13 2015). Identifying education outcomes for Social Impact Bonds for early childhood.
This brief 2014 report summarizes the experience and lessons learned of a PFS workgroup sponsored by the Institute for Child Success in South Carolina between February and October 2013 to explore PFS financing. Golden, M. (2014). Climbing the Pay for Success Learning Curve: How a working group helped South Carolina understand and prepare for PFS […]