Models For Using Title I ARRA Funds For Early Education

Apr 29, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) included $13 billion in funding for Title I of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which provides resources for disadvantaged students. Title I is a flexible funding source that may be used to support components of high-quality early education programs. Spending on early childhood programs for children from birth through the age of school entry has always been a permitted use of Title I funds.

CLASP's Title I and Early Education page provides illustrative examples of school districts that have used Title I funds to invest in services from infant/toddler programs to pre-kindergarten classes to Head Start collaborations. The pages includes information on:

  • How Title I can be used for early education,
  • The benefits of using Title I,
  • Models of Title I-funded early education programs, and
  • Links to additional CLASP resources.
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