New York Early Childhood Cost Estimation Model

The New York State Early Childhood Cost Estimation Model helps determine the costs and economic benefits of programs and services that comprise a comprehensive system of supports and services for children birth to five and their families. Funded by the New York Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), the model will help advance the strategic goal of increasing public-private investments in early childhood and blend existing investments to maximize impact.

The cost estimation model identifies funding and population served as it relates to the programs and services that support early learning, healthy families, family supports and the coordinated and responsive system. In addition, it identifies funding to support the expansion and modifications of programs and services provided to the children and families of New York. The model draws information from many state agencies that administer and provide early care and education, prenatal and maternal health programs, child health and mental health, and family support and engagement. This model is able to determine the utilization of costs associated with the programs and services being delivered. With this information, policy makers can determine the need to change, eliminate and/or create new programs to better serve an ever changing population in the state.

Andrew Brodsky leads the project in partnership with partners Anne Mitchell and lead contractor Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates.

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