ERIC Number: ED473626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-10
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Counts 2002: Building Blocks for Success. State Efforts in Early Childhood Education.
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed.
Education Week, v21 n17 Jan 2002
This edition of "Education Week" highlights the report "Quality Counts 2002: Building Blocks for Success," which examines what states are doing to provide early learning experiences for young children; to ensure that those experiences are of high quality; to prepare and pay early childhood educators adequately; and to measure the results of early childhood programs. The report also examines states' commitment to kindergarten, the transition point into the formal public education system. The report is based on the premise that when it comes to early learning, quality counts, just as it does in K-12 education. Following an executive summary, the report is divided into three sections. The first section, "The Essential Elements," examines what it would take for states to build a system of early childhood education, the theme of this year's report. The second section, "Early-Childhood Policies," tracks state policies and indicators related to the theme. The third section, "The State of the States," includes more than 80 indicators of the health of each state's public education system.State-by-State updates summarize state policy changes in education over the past year. (HTH)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Editorial Projects in Education, Bethesda, MD.