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Preschool for All in Maryland Report and Recommendations by the Task Force on Universal Preschool Education. August 2008. Prekindergarten. 27,300 preK students  30% over 2002 35% of all 4-year-olds 33% of Maryland 4-year-olds live in low-income households 24% : Full-day preK

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Preschool for All in MarylandReport and Recommendations by the Task Force on Universal Preschool Education

August 2008

prekindergarten
Prekindergarten
  • 27,300 preK students
    •  30% over 2002
  • 35% of all 4-year-olds
    • 33% of Maryland 4-year-olds live in low-income households
  • 24%: Full-day preK
    • 76%: Half-day preK
msa 3 rd grade reading
MSA: 3rd-grade Reading

20-point gap

34-point gap

msa 3 rd grade math
MSA: 3rd-grade Math

22-point gap

32-point gap

task force representation
Task Force Representation
  • Provider Groups
  • Local School Systems
  • Maryland Association of Boards of Education
  • Higher Education
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Parents
task force recommendations
Task Force Recommendations
  • Expand prekindergarten to provide access to all four-year olds regardless of income.
  • Provide preK access in diverse early childhood settings.
  • Maintain current preK standards.
  • Improve the workforce in early childhood education.
next steps
Next Steps
  • Established work group to develop a statewide business plan
  • Submit business plan to State Board
  • Established six pilot sites
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