Early Learning Performance Funding Project 2016-2017 evaluation shows positive results for both providers and children.
The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning, in partnership with Yale University, released an extensive report on the development and efficiency of the Early Learning Performance Funding Project (ELPFP). Developed by The Florida Legislature and the Office of Early Learning to incentivize early learning program improvement and compensate programs that met higher quality standards, the ELPFP is now in its third year of operation. According to the 2016-2017 evaluation, the ELPFP "has demonstrated a significant and positive effect on early childhood program quality and child outcomes among at-risk children and the teachers who support them," and that "evaluation findings validate that the ELPFP serves as an effective initiative, and provides a well-established foundation and road map for the expansion of increased investment and accountability." Click here to read the full report.