City of Seattle Office for Education

Early Learning Enrollment and Quality Gaps Analysis

BERK worked with the City of Seattle Office for Education to develop a comprehensive picture of public programs and services that support young children (birth-3rd grade) by providing child care, education, health care, and other wrap-around services. We researched and inventoried more than 50 public programs and developed visual infographics illustrating the key components of each. The goals of this study included: (1) creating an accessible picture of the economics of the existing early learning and support system, (2) informing early learning policy discussions by showing the various programs and connections (or lack of connections) across revenue sources, and (3) helping identify potential gaps in service.

OFE Gaps Analysis