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State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten: What the Evidence Shows

Publication Date
Nov 30, 2003

This paper examines the role that states play in providing early childhood education. It reviews evidence on states’ level of support for pre-kindergarten programs, the quality and effectiveness of state-funded pre-kindergarten, and state efforts to build integrated, comprehensive, early childhood systems for children from birth through age five that have a focus on school readiness. [39 PDF pages]