Examples of State Guidance to Determine and Verify Income Eligibility for Prekindergarten Programs

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This CEELO Fast Fact resource provides examples of state guidance to determine and verify income eligibility for prekindergarten programs. States and districts are facing challenges in managing different processes for determining and verifying preK eligibility, and many families are struggling to access and maintain access to preK programs for their children. To help address these challenges, the authors summarize information from several states, highlight themes across states, and provide vignettes that illustrate how states can craft income eligibility processes that balance accountability for public funds with flexibility at the local level to ensure all children are served in an integrated program.



Diane Schilder, Lori Connors-Tadros, Kirsty Clarke Brown

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