How Public Preschool Can Help, and How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Hurt

The New York Times: The Upshot | Claire Cain Miller

“If the plan does not achieve consistent quality across communities, it could reinforce, not lessen, vast disparities in children’s early development.”

Congress is considering a measure that would allocate $390 million over six years to early care and learning programs as part of the safety net spending bill. The proposal could make preschool free for children three and four years old. Claire Cain Miller of The Upshot reviews universal preschool research to encourage policymakers to fund strategies proven to benefit children and families.

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