The Importance of Aligning Pre-K Through 3rd Grade
| Dec 21, 2011
The Pre-K Coalition has released a report called The Importance of Aligning Pre-K Through 3rd Grade. The policy brief highlights effective P-3 strategies and best practices in states and districts throughout the country, and makes recommendations for how the federal government can help to support these efforts. In particular, it suggests federal policymakers: encourage the development of P-3 teaching credentials, support joint planning and professional development between early childhood providers and P-3 teachers, reduce parallel sets of regulations and reporting requirements across federal funding streams, and allow blending of federal and state early childhood education and care funding to strengthen systems building efforts. Visit http://prekcoalition.org/ for more information, or click here for the report.