Preschool for all (PFA) is a citywide preschool program that offers free and reduced cost preschool for 4-year olds who reside in San Francisco County. AIR conducted a five-year joint process evaluation, beginning in December of 2005, to assess the implementation of PFA. The process evaluation was designed to investigate and document the implementation and the preliminary impacts of PFA on children, families, providers, and the community.
15 Nov 2007
States have traditionally limited public expenditures for preschool programs to children from low-income families or those with disabilities. The Packard Foundation awarded collaborative grants to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and AIR to estimate the cost of a preschool program that would be accessible to all four-year-olds in California. This policy brief summarizes the findings from that project.