New America | Meghan McCormick & Amena Sengal
“Implementing high-quality programs that are fun, engaging, and relevant to children’s interests and experiences in the summer before kindergarten can further improve their academic, social and emotional skills, and help them navigate the transition to elementary school. This may be particularly true for children who do not have the opportunity to attend a formal pre-K program.”
New federal funding is giving states the opportunity to strengthen existing programs and create new programs that will improve learning and social-emotional outcomes. This article from New America explores the various ways states are preparing for a recovery summer, including an intentional focus on kindergarten and pre-K outcomes.