Examining Cross-Sector Collaboration in Pittsburgh: A Mixed-Delivery System for Pre-K Education

Dates: 2017 - 2018
Authors
  • Della Moran
  • Tosin Shenbanjo
  • Jason Fontana

Research for Action worked with diverse stakeholders in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to explore successes and challenges related to the implementation of the city’s mixed-delivery system for early childhood education programs developed through partnership between Pittsburgh Public Schools and private, community-based early childhood providers.  The resulting policy brief was designed to inform a new Early Education Task Force working to create an Implementation Plan that would leverage existing partnerships and new resources to serve more children in public pre-K programs; however, the brief could be a valuable resource for any district interested in adopting or improving mixed-delivery models.