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links to research on the universal pre-kindergarten movement


  • At the Starting Line: Early Childhood Programs in the 50 States Preschool-Kindergarten
    This document describes the types of early childhood education programs that are being funded by the United States. It provides baseline information about where states are in the process, and how far they have to go in providing high-quality, universally accessible...

  • BUILD Initiative Preschool-Kindergarten
    The Build Initiative is a multi-state partnership designed to support efforts to make sure that children from birth through age five are safe, healthy, eager to learn and ready to succeed in school. Build helps states construct a coordinated...

  • Career Development and Universal Prekindergarten: What Now? What Next? Preschool-Kindergarten
    Concerns about the qualifications, turnover, diversity, and compensation of the early childhood workforce are growing as more children attend private and public preschool programs. This report shares facts and developments in the following: Promoting the Bachelor's...

  • Eager to Learn - Educating Our Preschoolers Preschool-Kindergarten
    Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers focuses on programs provided outside the home, such as preschool, Head Start, and child care centers for children ages 2 to 5. The report addresses three major trends in preschool education: (1) an increasing...

  • Earlychildhood NEWS Preschool-Grade 6
    Earlychildhood NEWS is the online resource for teachers and parents of young children, infants to age 8. Read articles about child development, developmentally appropriate practices, health and safety, behavior and guidance, assessment and much more. Find...

  • Education for Four-Year-Olds: State Initiatives. Executive Summary Preschool-Kindergarten
    A report from the National Center for Early Development & Learning on how states change their policies about four-year-olds in education, and the critical factors facilitating and inhibiting such a change. Key education personnel from Georgia, Illinois,...

  • Education Week Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Education Week is a resource on K-12 education which has been rebuilt to make it easier to tap into the wide range of resources, from the latest news to an extensive database of state indicators to the top jobs for educators.

  • Financing Child Care in the United States: An Illustrative Catalog of Current Strategies Preschool-Grade 1
    This catalog highlights strategies currently employed in states and communities, using public, private and mixed sources of funding, to finance child care. The focus is on strategies that generate new revenue or increase the share of current revenue allocated...

  • Inside the Pre-K Classroom: A Study of Staffing and Stability in State Funded Pre-Kindergarten Programs Preschool-Kindergarten
    A documentation of the current state of staff qualifications, stability, turnover and compensation in state funded pre-K programs. Conditions under which these programs promote a more skilled, stable and better compensated early childhood education workforce...

  • KIDS COUNT Network Preschool-Kindergarten
    "The Annie E. Casey Foundation funds a nationwide network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects that provide a more detailed, community-by-community picture of the condition of children. The KIDS COUNT Network improves programs and policies for children...

  • No Child Left Behind Preschool-Grade 12
    The homepage for No Child Left Behind, an education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of American schools. The new law represents an overhaul of federal efforts to support elementary and secondary education in the...

  • Pre-Kindergarten in U.S. Public Schools: 2000-2001 Preschool-Kindergarten
    The statistical analysis report from the National Center for Education Statistics on prekindergarten in United States public schools, 2000 - 2001.

  • Preschool California Preschool-Kindergarten
    Preschool California is a broad-based, multi-year, non-partisan advocacy campaign to achieve voluntary preschool for all 4-year-olds in California.

  • Preschool for All: Investing in a Productive and Just Society Preschool-Kindergarten
    A report by Research and Policy Committee of the Committee for Economic Development. This report makes the case for universal, free access to prekindergarten. It argues that states should take the organizational lead in tying diverse providers into coherent...

  • Recent Evidence on Preschool Programs Preschool-Kindergarten
    A summation of recently reported experimental and quasi-experimental studies of Head Start and similar programs.

  • States' Efforts in Improving the Qualifications of Early Care and Education Teachers Preschool-Kindergarten
    Over 60% of American preschoolers are cared for by someone other than their parents much of the workweek. Debra J. Ackerman writes about the importance of quality preschool programs and the need for standardized pre-service requirements for early childhood...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Universal Pre-Kindergarten Initiative Preschool-Grade 2
    Christine Gillan's Fall 2004 editorial on the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Initiative (UPK). Gillan provides a definition of UPK, shares an historical perspective, and encourages early childhood directors to be strong in the knowledge of their mission.

  • Universal Preschool Is No Golden Ticket: Why Government Should Not Enter the Preschool Business Preschool-Kindergarten
    Darcy Ann Olsen presents an argument of why government should not enter into the preschool business. Georgia and New York have both implemented universal preschool programs, and many states have followed a similar plan. These programs are voluntary so far,...

  • Universal Preschool: Much to Gain but Who Will Pay? Preschool-Kindergarten
    A proposal for finding a feasible way to finance universal preschool for four-year-olds, and possibley, three-year-olds. Topics include: a brief discussion of the relationship between preschool, preschool quality and developmental outcomes; background on the...

  • Update on Child Care in the Public Schools: 100 Points of View Preschool-Kindergarten
    Read and respond to what other early childhood professional are saying. In the May 2003 issue of Child Care Information Exchange, the article "Update on Child Care in the Public Schools" included a sampling of comments from readers and members...

  • What Can Universal Prekindergarten Learn From Special Education? Preschool-Kindergarten
    Don Bailey addresses the ramifications of universal preschool for children with disabilities and the programs that serve them. This paper describes the history and current status of programs serving preschoolers with disabilities and discussing selected issues...