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Integrating Faith-Based Organizations Into State-Funded Pre-K Programs: Resolving Constitutional Conflict - This brief provides guidance on how faith-based organizations can participate in state-funded pre-k programs. It explains the federal and state laws that establish the separation of church and state principle, addresses key questions that all parties must ask when developing a publicly funded program in a faith-based setting, and provides examples of the precautions states have taken to ensure these programs operate legally. The appendix also provides pertinent statutes from each state and notes whether faith-based organizations are eligible to be part of state pre-k. (Education Law Center, June 2010)...

Beyond the School Yard: Pre-K Collaborations with Community-Based Partners - This report for public education administrators examines pre-k collaborations between schools and community-based providers, such as Head Start, child care centers and faith-based organizations. It describes factors that motivate K-12 leaders to pursue these partnerships, what some common barriers are, and what steps they have taken to overcome challenges. It also includes policy recommendations to help state and federal policy makers encourage more schools and community-based programs to work together. (Albert Wat and Chrisanne Gayl, Pre-K Now, July 2009)...


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