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By Edward Zigler, Walter S. Gilliam, Stephanie M. Jones

Many years of study aspect to the necessity for a common preschool schooling software within the U.S. to assist in giving our nation's youngsters a legitimate cognitive and social beginning on which to construct destiny academic and existence successes. as well as superior tuition readiness and better educational functionality, participation in prime quality preschool courses has been associated with savings in grade retentions and college drop out charges, and price mark downs linked to a reduced want for remedial academic companies and justice providers. This ebook brings jointly nationally popular specialists from the fields of psychology, schooling, economics and political technological know-how to offer a compelling case for multiplied entry to preschool companies. They describe the social, academic, and financial merits for the kingdom as a complete which can consequence from the implementation of a common preschool software in the United States, and supply guiding rules upon which any such approach can most sensible be based.

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Despite evidence indicating that both delayed entry and transitional classes are ineffective, both practices continue in American schools. In contrast to these maturational approaches to school readiness, high-quality early education has been found to be an effective way of preparing young children for school. Model preschool programs have been shown to help children acquire more skills by kindergarten entry and to benefit their later educational achievement (see Chapters 3, 4, and 5). Why is preschool education more successful than transitional kindergarten programs?

Why is preschool education more successful than transitional kindergarten programs? At first consideration, it seems that preschool programs should have the same impact as transitional kindergarten classes. Both offer extra classroom time to children before they start kindergarten, and both have the same goal of helping children get ready for school. Because there have been no studies comparing preschool and transitional kindergarten programs, the answer is not clear. One plausible explanation is that inherent philosophical differences in the two interventions result in different pedagogical approaches by teachers.

Bush. Yet definite progress was made (National Education Goals Panel, 1999), and the goal of universal school readiness remains the thrust of early education policy development at the federal, state, and local levels. Examples abound of how various levels of government are trying to promote school readiness. When Head Start was reauthorized in 1998, Congress specified school readiness as the mandated goal of this largest School Readiness 21 and oldest public-funded early intervention program. ) School readiness is also the mission of educators in the 40 states that fund prekindergarten services.

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