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By Edward Zigler, Walter S. Gilliam, Stephanie M. Jones

Many years of study aspect to the necessity for a common preschool schooling software within the U.S. to assist in giving our nation's kids a legitimate cognitive and social beginning on which to construct destiny academic and lifestyles successes. as well as more desirable tuition readiness and more advantageous educational functionality, participation in top of the range preschool courses has been associated with mark downs in grade retentions and faculty drop out charges, and value reductions linked to a decreased desire for remedial academic prone and justice prone. This e-book brings jointly nationally well known specialists from the fields of psychology, schooling, economics and political technological know-how to provide a compelling case for elevated entry to preschool companies. They describe the social, academic, and fiscal advantages for the kingdom as a complete that can consequence from the implementation of a common preschool application in the USA, and supply guiding ideas upon which any such process can most sensible be based.

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Several years ago a group of experts recommended that the state mount a prekindergarten program available to all children. Another group of experts then developed guidelines for curriculum and quality. In 1998 the First 5 initiative was passed to provide funds for child development services from the prenatal period through school age. Many counties are using these moneys to expand access to preschool. Los Angeles, for example, has created a plan to provide high-quality universal preschool and will quickly expand capacity as more money becomes available.

Taking a leadership role in the coalition is The Pew Charitable Trusts, which has committed approximately $75 million to this effort over five years. , that Pew will remain committed until this goal has been achieved. Heading the effort at Pew is Susan Urahn (2001), who prepared a scholarly and convincing paper on the demonstrated value of preschool education to gain the support of the trusts’ board. The trust has developed an impressive strategy to make universal preschool education a reality.

10). Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press. 18 A Vision for Universal Preschool Education Schweinhart, L. , Barnett, W. , Belfield, C. , & Nores, M. (2005). Lifetime effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool study through age 40. Monographs of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation (No. 14). Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press. Urahn, S. K. (2001). Promoting universal access to high quality early education for three and four year olds: The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Starting Early, Starting Strong Initiative.

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