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Seeds of success: US state prekindergarten initiatives 1998-1999

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Blank, Helen; Shulman, Karen & Ewen, Danielle
Publication Date: 
1 Sep 1999

Full report available in print for order (see SOURCE).

Forty-two states offer free or subsidized preschool, reports the Children's Defense Fund. The paper details the following state activity on preschool programs:

- Georgia - provides free preschool to four-year-olds;

- Oklahoma and New York - beginning to make preschool available to all children;

- New Jersey - promotes its goal of enrolling 44,000 of the state's poorest children in preschools; and

- Connecticut - is in the midst of a five-year school-readiness plan that has enrolled 6,500 children in all-day preschool