County Preschool Cost Estimator
AIR's County Preschool Cost Estimator is a user-friendly tool to assess the cost of phasing in access to preschool. While the tool is designed to focus on the cost of preschool at the local level, you can also use it to estimate the cost statewide.
- estimate the cost of a program available to all, or you can select a more targeted initiative, such as a program focused on children in low API school attendance areas, Title I school neighborhoods, or children from low-income families;
- use the tool to estimate the cost of implementing preschool at various projected participation rates;
- choose a timeframe for implementation that ranges from one to ten years; and
- incorporate inflation, population growth, and infrastructure, such as facilities and workforce development.