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ERIC Number: EJ780739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
Implementing New York's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program: An Exploratory Study of Systemic Impacts
Morrissey, Taryn W.; Lekies, Kristi S.; Cochran, Moncrieff M.
Early Education and Development, v18 n4 p573-596 Nov 2007
This exploratory study examined the impacts of New York's Universal Pre-kindergarten (UPK) program as perceived by directors at child care centers and preschools not receiving state funds. Although only partially implemented, UPK's mixed-delivery system grants monies to a substantial number of qualifying community-based early care and education centers, resulting in a funding imbalance between participating and nonparticipating centers. Phone interviews were conducted with the directors of non-UPK programs across New York State (N = 46). Quantitative and qualitative analyses suggest perceived decreases in 4-year-old and total enrollment and increased teacher recruitment difficulty and competition for teachers since UPK was introduced. Larger centers and those offering full-day programming more often reported changes in teacher recruitment and retention than smaller centers and those offering part-day programming only. Implications for state pre-K policy are discussed. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 3 footnotes.)
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York