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Strategic Pathways Toward Statewide Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten in Washington State

Strategic Pathways Toward Statewide Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten in Washington State

July 1, 2004

Our system of free universal public education for children ages five through eighteen is the cornerstone for creating opportunity and advancement for the vast majority of American children. In this new century, we must insure that the students beginning public school are prepared

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Strategic Pathways Toward Statewide Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten in Washington State

Strategic Pathways Toward Statewide Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten in Washington State

July 1, 2004

Our system of free universal public education for children ages five through eighteen is the cornerstone for creating opportunity and advancement for the vast majority of American children. In this new century, we must insure that the students beginning public school are prepared

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education

Focus on Early Learning: Lessons from the French école maternelles

Focus on Early Learning: Lessons from the French école maternelles

January 15, 2004

The French-American Foundation and the Economic Opportunity Institute believe that the most successful elements of France’s century-old preschool system of école maternelle offer interesting lessons and insights for Washington. France’s école maternelle program is an internationally renowned system of free, universal, high-quality pre-kindergarten education. Although

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Early Learning and Care Survey Results

Early Learning and Care Survey Results

August 15, 2003

Early childhood education is increasingly being accepted as a public responsibility, rather than viewed as solely the responsibility of families. Changes in the workforce and demands from parents for high-quality child care, federal and state education reform efforts, and local

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The Link Between Early Learning And Care And School Readiness

The Link Between Early Learning And Care And School Readiness

October 1, 2002

Quality child care and early education experiences are essential to help young children enter school ready to succeed. Children who participate in high quality early childhood education programs learn better and are more successful in school. Studies in neurobiology, neurodevelopment,

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Washington State Schools Kindergarten Survey 2001

Washington State Schools Kindergarten Survey 2001

September 2, 2002

More than 20 years of research validate the critically important role that high-quality early learning has on a child’s school readiness, academic achievement, and lifelong earnings while decreasing juvenile and adult crime. Aware of this research, parents, teachers, educators, administrators,

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education

How High Quality Child Care Benefits Business And The Economy?

How High Quality Child Care Benefits Business And The Economy?

July 1, 2002

Childcare is central to the economic well being of families, businesses, and communities. Research indicates that high quality care for young children directly affects the productivity of both the current and future workforce. Many families are struggling to balance family

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The Link Between Early Childhood Education And Crime And Violence Reduction

The Link Between Early Childhood Education And Crime And Violence Reduction

July 1, 2002

Quality Childcare Cuts Crime Powerful evidence from one study after another proves that high quality care in the first years of life can greatly reduce the risk that today’s babies and toddlers will become tomorrow’s violent teens and adults. New

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Early Learning and Care: The Numbers Behind The Need

Early Learning and Care: The Numbers Behind The Need

July 1, 2002

Child Care Demand King County  In 2000 in King County, there were estimated to be 21,330 children full-time and 17,880 children part-time in child care centers. 22% of children in full-time were toddlers and 54% were preschool age.  In 2000

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Washington State Early Learning Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder Pilot Project

Washington State Early Learning Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder Pilot Project

June 1, 2002

Researchers at Washington State University conducted an independent evaluation of the first year of the Washington State Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder Pilot Program. The evaluation, which compared ladder centers with a control group, verified that the career and wage ladder

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