June 10, 2016

In this Issue:

  1. Ten Questions Local Policymakers Should Ask About Expanding Access to Preschool
      Source: American Institutes for Research - May 2016
  2. ZERO TO THREE National Parent Survey Report - Now Available
      Source: ZERO TO THREE - June 6, 2016

1. Ten Questions Local Policymakers Should Ask About Expanding Access to Preschool

Source: American Institutes for Research - May 2016

A new report from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Ten Questions Local Policymakers Should Ask About Expanding Access to Preschool (May 2016), summarizes key findings from a study looking at local preschool initiatives in 10 cities across the U.S. The report discusses the following ten questions, which any city or community should consider when working to expand access to and improve the quality of preschool provided in their communities:

  • Should preschool be for all, or only for the neediest?
  • Should local initiatives focus on four-year-olds, or three- and four-year olds?
  • What about teachers' qualifications and pay, adult-to-child ratios, and other quality factors?
  • When should preschools be open?
  • How much does preschool cost?
  • How do cities pay for preschool?
  • How long does it take to serve the target population?
  • What settings work best for preschool?
  • Who should run preschools?
  • How can cities win public support?

Read or download the Full Report here.

2. ZERO TO THREE National Parent Survey Report - Now Available

Source: ZERO TO THREE - June 6, 2016

ZERO TO THREE, in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, recently conducted a comprehensive national survey of parents of children birth to 5 years. A nationally-representative sample of 2,200 parents responded. The results include findings on issues such as: parenting challenges; the dilemma of how to discipline young children; and what parents understand about early development. To learn more, see Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know and Need (June 2016)