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California Preschool Learning Foundations - Volume 1

California Preschool Learning Foundations - Volume 1

Research shows that all children can benefit from participating in high quality preschool programs. And a recent study by the RAND Corporation shows that closing the school “readiness” gap will help to close the achievement gap, in which far too many socioeconomically disadvantaged students and far too many African American and Latino children are lagging behind and achieving below their abilities. Not all preschool programs are equally effective, however. Those that strengthen children’s school readiness operate with an in-depth understanding of what children need to learn before they start school. With a goal of ensuring that all preschools in California offer such hhigh quality programs, the California Department of Education, during a three-yearlong collaborative effort with leading... Show More


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