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Holcomb, Betty – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2015
New York State (NYS) has long been a pioneer on early childhood education, with a brain trust of early education experts and dedicated practitioners in the field. Starting in 1997, under the leadership of the Assembly, NYS began its state funded prekindergarten program, funding half-day programs across the state. In 2007, half-day pre-K expanded…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Grants
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2014
With the strong leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, solid support from the state legislature, the Regents, and the New York State Education Department, and the unwavering commitment of Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, New York State has made significant strides over the past year in expanding access to high-quality full-day prekindergarten…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Finance
Stephens, Samuel A. – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2014
Over the past decade, states have dramatically expanded prekindergarten services (Pre-K), given the evidence that high-quality early childhood education can put children on a path to success in school and later life. To support the expansion, most of those states have adopted a mixed delivery system, developing the new educational opportunities in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Delivery Systems
Holcomb, Betty; Sudol, Teija – Center for Children's Initiatives, 2014
The expansion of Pre-K in early childhood programs, both in the community and in schools, has the potential to build significant new alignment between the traditional K-12 education system and the preschool year. Most communities, however, have only scratched the surface of collaboration between public schools and community programs as…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Public Schools
Center for Children's Initiatives, 2011
The Center for Children's Initiatives (CCI) champions the right of all children to start life with the best possible foundation of care, health and learning. CCI draws on its experience, expertise, and interactions with families, early childhood professionals and policymakers to shape its vision to expand and improve early learning opportunities,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Child Care, Family Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics