Quality Preschool

Quality Preschool2018-08-14T15:28:57-06:00

Quality Preschool

Promote access to high-quality preschool for low-income children and others with special needs

We believe that all children—especially the poorest and most vulnerable—should have access to quality preschool programs that prepare them for school and life. High-quality preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds improve school readiness and facilitate a range of positive outcomes. These programs are especially beneficial for low-income children and other vulnerable children, including those who are homeless, in foster care, are learning English as a second language or have disabilities. Unfortunately, access to preschool is often determined by parental income and the lottery of geography, and quality varies widely. While some states, such as Oklahoma, New Jersey and Georgia have prioritized access to high-quality preschool, many other states serve fewer children with weaker quality standards.  We are  committed to working to ensure all children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, have access to quality preschool programs that prepare them for school and life.

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