Tag: pre-k

New Framework for Early Multilingual Learners

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One-third of the nearly 23 million preschool-age children in the U.S. live with a parent who speaks a language other than English. Despite the size of this population and its distinct linguistic assets and learning support needs, nearly all states lack any standardized policies for systematically identifying these children. Yet doing so would provide the means for early childhood...

Preschoolers Continue to Lose Learning Opportunities from Pandemic

Mother doing home schooling with child while wearing surgical face mask for coronavirus
Children from 3 to 5 years of age have lost important learning opportunities due to the pandemic, according to a nationwide survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Preschool enrollment rates were down nearly a quarter across the nation, with in-person education down even more. Lost opportunities extended beyond the...

The Power of Online Kindergarten Prep

A new independent study of Utah’s High-Quality School Readiness Expansion (HQSR-E) Program has found an online kindergarten prep program, Waterford UPSTART, so effective that it recommends making the program available to all children at high-quality public and private pre-K schools around the state. Performed by the nonprofit Evaluation and Training Institute, the report found that Waterford UPSTART was particularly effective...
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