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.