Special Resource Material Developed by the Center
Title: Preschool Programs: A Synthesis of Current Policy Issues (Center Policy & Practice Analysis Brief)
Description: Once again, early education has emerged as a major policy and program topic. And, while the importance of early education is undisputed, the increasing calls for "Universal Preschool" and full-day kindergartens have yielded considerable controversy. Our specific interest in public policy for preschool programs stems from our concerns about promoting social and emotional development, preventing learning, behavior, and emotional development, preventing learning, behavior, and emotional problems, and addressing such problems at an early age. This brief is designed to provide highlights of basic issues that permeate public policy discussions of pre-K programs. It also includes references to detailed guides and reports that expand on these matters.
Access at: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/briefs/preschool.pdf 239kb; 44pp