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ERIC Number: ED509157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Advancing School Readiness for Young Hispanic Children Through Universal Prekindergarten
Garcia, Eugene E.; Jensen, Bryant
Online Submission, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy v19 2006-2007
Hispanics account for over one-fifth of newborns in the United States. Hispanic children, on average, achieve at lower levels from kindergarten forward than the non-Hispanic White majority and Asian Americans. Increasing the percentage of Hispanic children who enter kindergarten "ready" for school constitutes one of the nation's most important current agenda items in education. Given that it is believed that the early childhood years provide the best window for improving academic trajectories for Hispanic children, this article describes current findings and offers recommendations to expand high-quality universal prekindergarten (UPK) programs for Hispanics in the United States.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States