Universal Pre-K Planner

Description & Features

CDP can assess supply and demand of Pre-K services to help answer the following pressing question: “What is the demand for a Universal Pre-K program?” We analyze existing public school data, incorporating our own information on the population and demographics to assess the true demand. show more

Community Return on Investment

School administrators will be able to effectively plan for staffing requirements and recruit prior to the start of school.
School administrators will be able to effectively measure the requirement of resources for total students as well as infrastructure requirements and develop an appropriate budget that meets needs.
Schools administrators can plan for special services and requirements such as EL based on demand.

Why we are different

Previously, school enrollment figures are only gathered at the time of enrollment after planning and budgeting has already been completed for the school year. Particularly for Pre-K, unlike grade school students, more students are new rather than returning. School administrators may hire consultants to develop forecasts of the overall student population but these forecasts are static, do not address new programs such a Universal Pre-K, and if they do, they are based on ACS demographic data. ACS data is not up-to-date and the lack of PII data means that there are limitations of measuring a potential Pre-K population without including intersections of demographics such as wealth, race/ethnicity, and so on.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

The following inputs will be updated regularly with our most current population and demographic data for your community:

Number of prospective students (switching from private or never been enrolled).
Number of classes and teachers
Student demographics (wealth, EL status, race/ethnicity)
Associated and total direct costs


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