Research clearly shows that children who attend high-quality preschool, or who enroll in transitional kindergarten, get a jump on learning and social skills. Kids who are dual-language learners and those who are economically disadvantaged benefit even more.
Preschool and TK can also have lasting effects into children’s later years of school and life. With almost $2 billion earmarked for early childhood education in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget, we look at ECE efforts in the state and how educators and students benefit.
A model preschool program in Lindsay
The rural school district offers free preschool to all, with marked success
Expert Q&A: Preschool’s positive impacts
A Learning Policy Institute researcher and analyst weighs in
Transitional kindergarten gets a gold star
TK gives students foundational skills and confidence
Research: TK improves student outcomes
TK especially impacts students literacy and math skills
What educators want you to know
Insights from early childhood education teachers, specialists