State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten: What the Evidence Shows. Appendix A: Table 1 Notes

12/01/2003

1 Source: American Federation of Teachers, At the Starting Line, 2003. Louisiana, Maine, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin recommend rather than require a 1:10 ratio. Georgia requirements apply to public providers. New Jersey requirements apply to the Abbott Preschool Program. North Carolina requirements apply to More at Four.

2Source: Education Week, Quality Counts 2002, with the exception of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Washington and Wisconsin for which data were missing. Information for these states was obtained from The Education Commission of the States, State Funded Pre-k Profiles. http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/27/24/2724.htm

3 Source: American Federation of Teachers, At the Starting Line, 2003.

4 Source: Education Week, Quality Counts 2002. For the purpose of this report, programs were rated as providing expanded services if they offered at least two of the following: (1) meals, (2) health screening/referrals, and (3) family case-workers/home visits. Twenty-five (80%) of these states offered three of the services. Six states (19%) offered two of the services, with all but one providing meals and health screening/referrals.

5 Source: The Education Commission of the States, State Funded Pre-k Profiles. http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/27/24/2724.htm

6 Source: American Federation of Teachers, At the Starting Line, 2003. All states that have or are developing school readiness standards, with the exception of Colorado, Ohio and Virginia, have standards that cover language and early literacy, numeracy and early mathematics, early social and emotional competence, motor skills and physical abilities. Colorado has standards in the areas of language and early literacy, and numeracy and early mathematics, and Virginia is developing standards in these areas. Ohio either has or is developing standards in all of the areas except motor skills and physical abilities.

7 New Jersey’s court-ordered Abbott Preschool Program meets the widely accepted maximum class size of 20; however, New Jersey’s Early Childhood Program Aid (ECPA), with a maximum class size of 25, does not.

8 Florida requires a B.A. degree if the program is school-based or in the Migrant Prekindergarten program.

Iowa’s Shared Visions Preschool program requires a B.A. with ECE certification if the program is school-based.

Massachusetts requires a B.A. if the program is school-based.

Michigan requires a B.A. with ECE certification if the program is school-based.

Minnesota requires a B.A. with ECE certification and/or Parenting Certification if the program is school-based.

New Jersey requires a B.A if the program is funded by the State Department of Education.

Oregon, Vermont, and Virginia require a B.A. with ECE certification if the program is school-based.

9 Delaware has adopted Head Start Performance Standards.

10 North Carolina has school readiness standards for More at Four.

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