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Oregon State: Targeted Funding Can Help Address Inequities in Early Child Care Programs

The quality of early child care and education programs is influenced both by funding and by the characteristics of the communities in which the programs operate, new research from Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences shows. The findings indicate that law- and policy-makers may need to consider the demographics of communities when making funding decisions about early childhood programs, said Dr. Bridget Hatfield, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.