ERIC Number: ED425835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Prekindergarten Programs Funded by the States: Essential Elements for Policy Makers.
Mitchell, Anne; Ripple, Carol; Chanana, Nina
This report summarizes the essential elements of state-funded prekindergarten programs across the United States. To be included in the report, a program had to be supported primarily by state funds, have early education as a goal, focus on children younger than kindergarten entry age, and provide direct service to children rather than concentrate primarily on educating their parents. Eleven states were not represented because they did not appropriate state funds for any specific program. The report, comprised of tables and charts, begins with a table of states that fund prekindergarten and/or Head Start programs. The second table indicates agencies eligible to offer prekindergarten programs by state, including public school districts and other agencies. The third table addresses quality control, evaluation, and planning in prekindergarten programs by state, while the fourth table indicates age and income targeting in prekindergarten programs by state. The remainder and bulk of the report details each qualifying state and indicates the following: (1) name of the program(s); (2) history; (3) population served; (4) hours of operation; (5) number of children served; (6) eligible pre-k providers; (7) administrative auspices; (8) program standards; (9) funds; (10) ongoing planning; (11) assessment of program performance; (12) evaluation of program; and (13) program contact. (SD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Families and Work Inst., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: United States