Forty-four states, plus the District of Columbia, fund pre-K programs, which are often seen as critical to early childhood development. Research shows short- and long-term benefits, from academic gains to social and emotional development, for students who enroll in high quality pre-K. The resources on this page cover outcomes, funding models and policy trends.
Relevant context and state policy examples concerning pre-K.
Legislative trends and other news with implications for pre-K.
As states look to strengthen their investments and quality in early learning, full-day kindergarten is a key component in creating a seamless early learning continuum.
State Information Requests
Brief issue scans, typically provided within 48 hours, that provide top-level information on pre-K.