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ERIC Number: ED506301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Abbott Preschool: 10 Years Later
Donovan, Laura Fasbach
Association for Children of New Jersey
When New Jersey set out to level the educational playing field between the state's poorest and wealthiest school districts a decade ago, one of the mission's most important components was ensuring teacher quality met the same high standards regardless of zip code. Research shows, a teacher's own education and training in early childhood education is directly linked to the outcomes of their students' learning and development. The Abbott preschool program has been one of New Jersey's biggest success stories with the Early Childhood Scholarship Program playing a vital role. As the state moves to continue this success into additional public school districts over the next five years, thousands of young children stand to reap the educational rewards. If New Jersey stands by its pledge to ensure preschool teachers are well-qualified, highly-trained professionals then the state must stand by its teachers to help them reach their fullest potential. By providing support and incentives such as the Early Childhood Scholarship Program, New Jersey will not only help teachers grow, it will help teachers grow young minds. (Contains 5 notes.) [This policy brief was funded through a grant from Pre-K Now.]
Association for Children of New Jersey. 35 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Tel: 973-643-3876; Fax: 973-643-9153; Web site: http://www.acnj.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Children of New Jersey
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey