GAO Update on the Number of Prekindergarten Care and Education Programs

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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This letter responds to a Congressional request concerning our April 2000 report, Early Education and Care: Overlap Indicates Need to Assess Crosscutting Programs (GAO/HEHS-00-78). Given the historical concern regarding the potential for program overlap among federal early childhood education and care programs, Congress asked that we update the list of programs providing or supporting education or care for children under the age of 5. The 2000 list included 69 programs, which were administered by 9 different agencies. To respond to the request, we replicated the keyword search from ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. June 2, 2005.

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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This letter responds to a Congressional request concerning our April 2000 report, Early Education and Care: Overlap Indicates Need to Assess Crosscutting Programs (GAO/HEHS-00-78). Given the historical concern regarding the potential for program overlap among federal early childhood education and care programs, Congress asked that we update the list of programs providing or supporting education or care for children under the age of 5. The 2000 list included 69 programs, which were administered by 9 different agencies. To respond to the request, we replicated the keyword search from our 2000 report using the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). After assessing the reliability of the CFDA, we determined it was suitable for our purposes. We obtained explanations regarding programs that were deleted from the CFDA. Our search yielded 254 programs, and we reviewed their descriptions to determine if they met three criteria: (1) directly funded or supported education and/or child care, (2) provided these services to children under age 5, and (3) delivered services in an educational or child care setting. Based on this review, we selected over 70 programs as potentially meeting these criteria and provided agencies with the opportunity to comment on this assessment."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. GAO Update on the Number of Prekindergarten Care and Education Programs, text, June 2, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299602/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.