Policies and Systems

Policies and legislation that support quality early childhood education are integral to the long-term success of our youngest learners. That is why the Ounce of Prevention Fund is committed to evaluating the policies and systems that impact early childhood education.  

Our research aims to promote policy and system change and improvement at the state, local, and national level, with the goal of increasing equitable access to high-quality early childhood programs and services for every child in America.  

Research Projects and Evaluations

Pre-K Enrollment Policy and Access in Chicago

As school districts across the country shift to centralized pre-K enrollment systems, our research team is exploring the conditions that facilitate increased enrollment among traditionally-underserved children and families.