ERIC Number: ED443588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Public Support of Prekindergarten Education for School Readiness in Nevada.
Noting that kindergarten teachers in Nevada report that many children enter school with considerable delays in language and vocabulary, this report focuses on the public support of prekindergarten education for school readiness in Nevada. The report discusses the purposes and benefit of early childhood education, examines the initiatives of other states and countries with regard to prekindergarten education, and identifies prekindergarten programs already operating in Nevada. Presented in tabular format is information on prekindergarten education in Nevada for fiscal year 1999, including the main funding source, numbers of children served, and average cost per child. The report also details criteria for a high quality prekindergarten program and makes recommendations for developing an early childhood agenda that promotes school readiness in Nevada's children. The report concludes with recommendations for the state legislature to increase education funding for successful early childhood programs and to commission a legislative interim study to develop a plan for a comprehensive system of early care and education in Nevada. Appended is a copy of the National Governors' Association Briefing on Nevada and a table delineating state ranks on their financial commitments to child care and early education. (Contains approximately 90 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada