Publisher(s): Foundation for Child Development
Funder(s): Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
View Report (17 pages; 912KB; PDF)
Area of Focus: Early Learning; Educational Standards; Literacy/Reading Skills
PreK-3rd is a national initiative to transform how children ages three to eight learn in schools. The slide presentation highlights the need for better integration of early learning programs with the K-12 system, describes the preK-3rd approach, and presents research on the positive effects of well-integrated programs.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
=70 percent of all American children—and about 80 percent of children of color living in low-income households—are not reading at grade level when tested at the beginning of fourth grade, based on the National Assessment of Education Progress.
=PreK-3rd’s approach includes: full-day education starting at age three (preferable at age two); aligned standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment; superintendant leadership for district-wide change; and family engagement.
Subjects/Keywords: Early Learning; Educational Standards; English Language Learner; Kindergarten; Literacy; Low-Income; Pre-K; Preschool; Public Education; Reading
+ Successful strategy
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