Investing in Young Children: A reassessment of the cost of an education and day care service
Against the background of continuing calls for an expansion in day care and early education services for young children, this report examines these key issues: What are the barriers to further growth of quality services? How far do services need to expand to satisfy parental wishes? How much will this cost? How can this expansion be funded?
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