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Document Number: 11344

Access to High Quality Early Care and Education: Readiness and Opportunity Gaps in America - Disadvantaged children fall behind in abilities essential to school success prior to age 3; achievement gaps are evident at kindergarten entry when children in the lowest income quintile are 20 months behind children in the top quintile. In the last decade, public investment in preschool has not been enough to address the inequality. That decade saw an improvement in state pre-K investment which might have produced very small increases in access to quality, but its impact was limited because states reduced their per-child funding as enrollment expanded. (Milagros Nores and W. Steven Barnett, CEELO and NIEER, May 2014)...

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P-3 Early Intervention (0-3)
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