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ERIC Number: ED540648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
The Right Policy at the Right Time: The Pew Pre-Kindergarten Campaign
Watson, Sara D.
Pew Center on the States
In 2001, The Pew Charitable Trusts learned of an important strategy that could dramatically improve children's success but had been largely overlooked by policy makers--high-quality early education programs in the years just before kindergarten. Soon after, it launched a new campaign to highlight the evidence and advance policies at the state and federal levels to provide voluntary, high-quality pre-kindergarten for every three and four year old. This 2010 report answered two questions: How did the campaign build a successful national movement to advance Pre-K? And: How can we use the lessons learned to inform public debates on other policies essential to help children thrive? Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 2 figures and 35 endnotes.) [Additional funding for this paper was provided by the PNC Financial Services Group.]
Pew Center on the States. Available from: Pew Charitable Trusts. 901 E Street NW 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-540-2000; Fax: 202-552-2299; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation; McCormick Foundation; Nellie Mae Education Foundation; Foundation for Child Development; Joyce Foundation; RGK Foundation; Schumann Fund for New Jersey
Authoring Institution: Pew Center on the States