Drop in Preschool Financing: Options for Parents

Friday - June 14, 2013

A decline in preschool funding leaves many private preschool institutions as superior options

 

Many public preschools have relied on state and local preschool funding in order to maintain operations, but with a steady decline of governmental preschool funding, many parents are wondering what other options exist.

Reports on Preschool Funding  

One of the latest reports from the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University explains that preschool funding has dropped by more than $548 million for the 2011-12 school year, marking the latest of a continuing trend. This funding drop translates to an approximate reduction of $400 per child in the United States. State financing has fallen an estimated total of $1,100 per child since the 2001-2 academic year. Parents are becoming increasingly concerned that the preschool funding drops will reflect a lower quality of education.

Private Preschool Options

Private preschools and private schools in Maryland present a unique exemption to this drop in funding. Private preschools like Columbia Academy are funded independently from any governmental contribution, meaning  children attending them will have a steady stream of resources and minimal budgetary cuts. Of course, Columbia Academy and other private schools in Maryland aren’t always options, but private school is one alternative for parents seeking an alternative to public schools.

Financing Options          

Parents seeking a private preschool like Columbia Academy should understand that there are many financing options available. Do not immediately rule out the possibility of enrolling your child in a private preschool just because the cost is prohibitive. Contact our Columbia Academy team and learn more about what financial options are available at our private preschool.

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Many public preschools have relied on state and local preschool funding in order to maintain operations, but with a steady decline of governmental preschool funding, many parents are wondering what other options exist.

Reports on Preschool Funding  

One of the latest reports from the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University explains that preschool funding has dropped by more than $548 million for the 2011-12 school year, marking the latest of a continuing trend. This funding drop translates to an approximate reduction of $400 per child in the United States. State financing has fallen an estimated total of $1,100 per child since the 2001-2 academic year. Parents are becoming increasingly concerned that the preschool funding drops will reflect a lower quality of education.

Private Preschool Options

Private preschools and private schools in Maryland present a unique exemption to this drop in funding. Private preschools like Columbia Academy are funded independently from any governmental contribution, meaning  children attending them will have a steady stream of resources and minimal budgetary cuts. Of course, Columbia Academy and other private schools in Maryland aren’t always options, but private school is one alternative for parents seeking an alternative to public schools.

Financing Options          

Parents seeking a private preschool like Columbia Academy should understand that there are many financing options available. Do not immediately rule out the possibility of enrolling your child in a private preschool just because the cost is prohibitive. Contact our Columbia Academy team and learn more about what financial options are available at our private preschool.

For more information on the latest trends in education, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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