ERIC Number: ED485876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Going to Scale with High-Quality Early Education
Christina, Rachel; Nicholson-Goodman, JoVictoria
This report is an initial effort to describe efforts of a number of states that are seeking to create statewide systems of high-quality pre-kindergarten services, as well as some of the progress they have made in doing so. Focusing on the efforts of a sample of eight U.S. states, it examines the policy choices that states have made when implementing pre-K in an environment of fiscal uncertainty and discusses policy and practice issues identified by respondents in the sector. Funding for this research was provided by The Heinz Endowments and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This report should be of interest to policymakers and other stakeholders who are seeking to ensure that scaled-up pre-K is of high quality.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, State Standards, Educational Policy, Program Development, Equal Education, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Public Education, Educational Finance, Access to Education
RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3208. Tel: 310-393-0411.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.Howard Heinz Endowment, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.