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A new plan for universal pre-kindergarten

A new plan for universal pre-kindergarten

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Published by The Post-Standard
The Campaign for Educational Equity and the Center for Children's Initiatives put forth this proposal to make full-day prekindergarten available to all 3- and 4-year-olds.
The Campaign for Educational Equity and the Center for Children's Initiatives put forth this proposal to make full-day prekindergarten available to all 3- and 4-year-olds.

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Published by: The Post-Standard on Oct 24, 2013
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Making PrekindergartenTruly Universal in New York
A STATEWIDE ROADMAP
EMBARGOED UNTIL OCTOBER 24, 2013 AT 10AM.
 
This report was written by Michael A. Rebell and Jessica R. Wolff, Campaign for Educational Equity, and Nancy Kolben and Betty Holcomb, Center for Children’s Initiatives. Additional research assistance was provided by Nikki Nielsen, Samuel Milder, and Gilana Keller.Many thanks to the Rauch Foundation, the Child Care and Early Education Fund, and the Catherine and JosephAresty Foundation for their support of this project.CCI and CEE are also grateful to the many national and New York State early childhood and education experts whoread earlier drafts of this report, participated in our statewide forums, and gave us their input and recommendations.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY..............................................................................................................3INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................7THE FINANCING STRATEGY..................................................................................................10
FORMULA FUNDING AND PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS..............................................................10Current Pre-K Funding System................................................................................................................10Funding Methodologies in Other States..................................................................................................16A COST-BASED FORMULA MODEL FOR NEW YORK STATE................................................................19Guaranteed Access for All Children........................................................................................................19Eight-Year Phase-in with Priority for High Need Districts........................................................................21Inclusion of Pre-K Funding in State Education Finance System..............................................................22Funding for All Necessary Costs of High-Quality Programs....................................................................25
THE QUALITY FRAMEWORK..................................................................................................27
ESSENTIAL REGULATIONS FOR HIGH-QUALITY PRE-K PROGRAMS....................................................27SYSTEMS SUPPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS................................................................32
CONCLUSION..........................................................................................................................36APPENDIX. SUMMARY OF RECENT RESEARCH ONTHE EFFECTS OF PRE-K PROGRAMS....................................................................................37
Making PrekindergartenTruly Universal in New York
A STATEWIDE ROADMAP
Making Prekindergarten Truly Universal in New York | October 2013

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