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The Center for Public Education: www.centerforpubliceducation.org

The Center is working with state school boards associations on an initiative to inform local school board members, state policymakers, and the general public about the benefits of pre-k education and effective pre-k policies and programs. The web site provides easy-to-access research, information and resources for engaging communities around pre-k. Sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, Pre-K Primer, to learn what states and communities are doing to expand access to high-quality pre-k.

State School Board Association partners:

NSBA’s Pre-k Legislative Committee: http://www.nsba.org/prekcommittee

A committee of school board members who advocate to expand, access, and improve the quality of voluntary pre-k programs through federal action.

National Institute for Early Education Research: www.nieer.org

A research center affiliated with Rutgers University that provides information and research about pre-k. In addition to useful publications and communication tools, NIEER publishes a state-by-state yearbook on the state of pre-k across the country.

The Pew Charitable Trusts: www.pewtrusts.org

A philanthropic foundation that supports pre-k for 3- and 4-year-olds. This web site has information about its Pre-k Initiative along with media resources, fact sheets and other related materials.

Pre-k Now: www.preknow.org

A national advocacy organization that promotes universal high-quality pre-k education for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Committee for Economic Development (CED): www.ced.org

A national organization that has authored several publications aimed at the business community, making the case for effective pre-k programs.

Foundation for Child Development: http://www.fcd-us.org

A national, private philanthropy focused on children’s education issues PK-3.

The Center for Research on Children in the United States (CROCUS): http://www.crocus.georgetown.edu/index.html

A research center at Georgetown University focuses on early childhood education, including research on pre-k programs, child care programs, and Head Start. Their web site houses research information on the Tulsa, OK pre-k study.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC):www.naeyc.org

A professional organization that promotes excellence in early childhood education. This web site provides early education curriculum, child assessments, and program evaluation tools.

U.S. Department of Education:

Pre-school Guidance (DOC)
Early Reading First

Provides guidance on the use of Title I dollars for preschool programs and information on Early Reading First grant funding that can be used to prepare young children to enter kindergarten.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families: www.acf.dhhs.gov

Administers the Head Start program.

National Research Council and Institute of Medicine: www.nap.edu/books/0309069882/html/

Published From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development (2000)—a seminal review of the research in the neurobiological, behavioral and social sciences relative to the early childhood years.

Council for Chief State School Officers: www.ccsso.org

CCSSO has several initiatives dedicated to improving early education access and quality. This site is a rich source of presentations, data, organizations, and other resources with a state focus.

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