ERIC Number: ED466286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
First in America Special Report: Designing a High Quality Pre-Kindergarten Program.
Clifford, Richard M.; Gallagher, James J.
This brief discusses research showing that high-quality early childhood programs can sharply improve readiness for school, especially for children who are at risk of school failure. The brief describes North Carolina's creation of the "More at Four" pre-kindergarten program and discusses research on important issues and potential barriers to the implementation of a successful pre-kindergarten program. These include service delivery, personnel, cost, program curriculum, program length, supplemental services (children with special needs and transportation), and program support systems (technical assistance and data systems). (Contains 24 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Research, High Risk Students, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Program Design, Program Implementation, School Readiness, State Programs
North Carolina Education Research Council, P.O. Box 2688, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688. Tel: 919-843-8127; Fax: 919-843-8128; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.firstinamerica.northcarolina.edu. For full text: http://www.firstinamerica.northcarolina.edu/reports/Pre_K_SpecialReport.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Education Research Council, Chapel Hill.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina