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17th of July 2018

“And How Are The Children?” Reflections on ICS’ 4th PFS Convening of Early Childhood Advisors

By Mary Garvey, Director of Innovation and Inclusion There is a tribe of people that inhabits parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.  For generations they have greeted one another with the saying: “And how are the children.”  The expected response is: “The children are well.  Yes, all the children are well.”  Two things stand out […]

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29th of March 2018

New resource: Opportunities for Special Education and Early Intervention in Pay for Success

By Megan Carolan, Director of Policy Research In the less than ten years since it arrived on the American social policy scene, Pay for Success financing has helped finance 24 U.S. projects, including 7 focused on early childhood programs (as of this month). These projects have used innovative outcome-based financing to bring new resources to […]

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20th of June 2017

Press Release: ICS Announces Recipients of Technical Assistance to Support Pay for Success Financing to Improve Early Childhood Outcomes in Oklahoma and Florida

PRESS RELEASE: Institute for Child Success Announces Recipients of Technical Assistance to Support Pay for Success Financing to Improve Early Childhood Outcomes in Oklahoma and Florida Contact: Mary C. Garvey Cell Phone: 202-257-9545 Email: mgarvey@instituteforchildsuccess.org Download press release here Greenville, South Carolina (June 20, 2017) – The Institute for Child Success (“ICS”), a grantee of the Corporation […]

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22nd of November 2016

Two opportunities for PFS to add value to federal programs (Cross Post)

ICS provides technical assistance and resources on utilizing Pay for Success financing for early childhood programs. Often, this work is focused on home-visiting services, high-quality preschool, or expanding evidence-based child welfare models. As ICS’s Bryan Boroughs and AmericaForward’s Nicole Truhe discussed in a new paper, opportunities to access federal funding to pay for PFS outcomes […]

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12th of October 2015

Fostering academic achievement through the Earned Income Tax Credit

By Megan Carolan, Associate Director for Policy Research The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has the power to improve educational outcomes for children whose families receive it, according to a new analysis ICS is releasing today. Michelle Maxfield, PhD, of Michigan State University, used variations in federal and state EITC policies over time to study […]

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1st of September 2015

New paper: Pricing program outcomes in Pay for Success

How much should government pay for outcomes in a Pay for Success contract? The Center for American Progress has released a new paper on pricing outcomes in Pay for Success deals. “From Cashable Savings to Public Value: Pricing Program Outcomes in Pay for Success” is co-authored by Jitinder Kohli, ICS Senior Fellow Megan Golden, Joe […]

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24th of August 2015

Spotlight on ICS’s Pay For Success Work

ICS is honored this month to have our Pay for Success (PFS) technical assistance work highlighted in two federal newsletters. The Social Innovation Fund Spotlight shines on ICS in August. ICS is helping four jurisdictions explore the feasibility of PFS financing to expand early childhood offerings. Below are some highlights of the piece, which you […]

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18th of August 2015

ICS’s Response to Head Start Proposed Revisions

This post was submitted as formal comment in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Head Start Performance Standards. Comment period has been extended until September 17. More details are available here. The Institute for Child Success (ICS) writes in support of the proposed revisions to the Head Start Performance Standards. ICS is a private, […]

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12th of August 2015

Help bring early childhood development to SXSWedu!

SXSWedu, the education-focused offshoot of the SXSW festival, has opened its PanelPicker voting to help select which sessions will appear on the 2016 gathering’s agenda. Several panels have been developed by the ECD Emerging Leaders group convened by ICS in May. These panels span a range of education and health related topics in the early years.  You […]

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28th of July 2015

Child care lessons from Pennsylvania we can all learn from

By Megan Carolan “A child’s path to either success or hardship is well-established within the first 2,000 days of life…During this narrow window of opportunity, a child’s day-to-day experiences and surroundings— whether positive or negative—have a direct, powerful effect on the structural and functional development of the brain, including intelligence and personality.” So begins a […]

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