ERIC Number: ED463847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Embracing Our Children: A Report Based on a Forum about Universal Access to Prekindergarten Programs (Pocantico Hills, New York, December 6-8, 2000). Pocantico Paper.
This report is based on a forum on the topic of universal access to prekindergarten programs, "Toward a New Education Framework: Expanding the Boundaries To Include UPK," held in December 2000 with 30 education leaders from Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont. The goal of the forum was to provide an opportunity for school superintendents to share strategies for linking prekindergarten programs to the K-12 public school system as well as to develop recommendations for education leaders in New York and in other states who are implementing universal prekindergarten programs. The report summarizes sessions focusing on such issues as professional development and certification of early childhood educators, the role of early childhood programs in ensuring school readiness, financing strategies for providing universal access, and the importance of engaging community-based early childhood programs in the implementation of universal prekindergarten systems. The report concludes with a list of the forum participants and the agenda. (KB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Certification, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Financial Support, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development, School Community Relationship, School Readiness, Standards, State Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
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