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Partner Resources

Funded through a grant to the National School Boards Association from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pre-K Coalition included the American Association of School Administrators (http://www.aasa.org/), American Federation of Teachers (http://www.aft.org/), Council of Chief State School Officers (http://www.ccsso.org/), National Association of Elementary School Principals (http://www.naesp.org/), National Association of State Boards of Education (http://www.nasbe.org/), National Education Association (http://www.nea.org/) and the National School Boards Association (http://www.nsba.org/).

Below are some resources developed by coalition members about high-quality Pre-k.

American Federation of Teachers

Right from the Start: Transition strategies for developing a strong Pre-K-3 continuum
AFT presents many ways to think about the preschool to third-grade continuum, featuring example from across the country of what communities are doing to improve early transitions for children.

A New Title for ESEA That Focuses on Early Childhood Education and Care
The reauthorization of ESEA presents us with a perfect opportunity to place new emphasis on education programs serving children from birth to preschool age.

Council of Chief State School Officers

A Quiet Crisis
Deeply rooted achievement gaps and a lack of high-quality early learning opportunities compromise the potential of too many children. But research tells us that we can design high-quality early childhood programs that enable all children to build a solid foundation for school success and lifelong learning.

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Value-Added Early Learning
In 2003, Pennsylvania recognized the connection between early education and the economy, and embraced early learning as part of its economic prosperity and competitiveness agenda. That move has paid off for children and their families.

Building & Supporting an Aligned System: A Vision for Transforming Education Across the Pre-K - Grade Three Years
The Task Force envisions a carefully planned, standards-based and well-resourced pre-K-grade three system in which all children and families have access to high-quality learning and care. To achieve this vision, the Task Force recommends 10 action steps for policymakers and other stakeholders.

National Association of State Boards of Education

Promoting Pre-K Quality
In order to maximize preschool benefits, states must first envision a system of high-quality early education and care. This report showcases findings and results from NASBE’s Early Childhood Education Network on how to design systems that provide children with consistent high-quality programs staffed by well-trained teachers.

National Education Association

NEA on Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
Policy statement on pre-kindergarten and full-day Kindergarten by NEA’s Special Committee on Early Childhood.

National School Boards Association

Many Happy Returns
A downloadable brochure, which showcases the benefits of high-quality pre-k education for kids, schools and communities.

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