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

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

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  1. Preschool for All in MarylandReport and Recommendations by the Task Force on Universal Preschool Education August 2008

  2. 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

  3. School Readiness

  4. School Readiness

  5. MSA: 3rd-grade Reading 20-point gap 34-point gap

  6. MSA: 3rd-grade Math 22-point gap 32-point gap

  7. Task Force Representation • Provider Groups • Local School Systems • Maryland Association of Boards of Education • Higher Education • Chamber of Commerce • Parents

  8. 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.

  9. Next Steps • Established work group to develop a statewide business plan • Submit business plan to State Board • Established six pilot sites