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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: 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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23rd of July 2015

Pay for Success takes the Hill

By Joe Waters, Megan Golden, Bryan Boroughs, Mary Garvey, and Megan Carolan Pay for Success is playing a role in several pieces of major legislation working their way through Congress. Earlier this month, the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Boustany (R-LA) released a discussion draft of welfare reauthorization legislation. This includes language […]

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15th of July 2015

“To be well read, children must first be well fed.”

By Megan Carolan The connection between adequate nutrition and being ready to face the world is an intuitive one for most people. From candy bar commercials asserting that “you’re not you” when you’re hungry, to the coining of the word “hangry” for that bad mood we fall into when we’re hungry, most adults will laughingly […]

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