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LCFF and Early Childhood


The Local Control Funding Formula: An Opportunity for Early Childhood


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According to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law, most school districts in the state are responsible for using LCFF funds to improve outcomes for three child populations: 

 

Low-Income Children 

Dual Language Learners 

Foster Children 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each district has created a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the funding plan for LCFF. The LCAP is reviewed and revised annually by each district. 

Early childhood programs have been proven to have the greatest impact on improving outcomes for these student populations. There is no other investment that has been proven to deliver as consistent an impact on students or as high as a return on investment as those made in support of high quality early childhood education. 

Download the following LCFF and Early Childhood documents to find out more:
 

Overview

Low-Income Children

Dual Language Learners

Foster Children