Access to Early Childhood Services

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Project funded:
September 2020
Anticipated completion date:
August 2021

This project will characterize the scope of early childhood services in rural communities, including identification of potential gaps in access and challenges to sustainability. It will apply a mixed methods approach consisting of an environmental scan, secondary data analyses, and key informant interviews with representatives of relevant federal agencies and national organizations responsible for the provision of early childhood services. The findings could advance the health and well-being of children in rural communities by informing the design, delivery, and reimbursement of needed support services.