Studies show that educational achievement gaps already exist at Kindergarten entry. Children from low-income families are more likely to start school with limited language skills, health problems and social and emotional problems that interfere with learning. The larger the gap at school entry, the harder it is to close.
Schools can improve the readiness of young children by making connections with local child care providers and preschools by creating policies that ensure smooth transitions to kindergarten. Schools must be ready to address the diverse needs of the children and families in their community and be committed to the success of every child.
National Meeting - Presentations - May 2002
CHARLES BRUNER -- Building a Framework for School Readiness Indicator Development
CATHERINE B. WALSH -- Building a Framework for School Readiness Indicator Development
CHARLES BRUNER -- Resources to Accelerate Progress: The State Early Childhood Policy Technical Assistance Network
JOHN LOVE -- How Can We Best Use Our Knowledge of School Readiness?