The state of state pre-kindergarten standards

  title={The state of state pre-kindergarten standards},
  author={Susan B. Neuman and Kathleen A. Roskos},
  journal={Early Childhood Research Quarterly},
Recent federal initiatives, including Good Start Grow Smart, and the Child Care and Development Grant (CCDF), call for states to develop early learning standards for children ages 3–5 in language, literacy and mathematics. To date, 43 states have such standards, with the remaining seven in progress. In this article, we argue that coherent, quality standards and their benchmarks (indicators) must be solidly grounded in research, and reflect age-appropriate outcomes for young children. We first… Expand

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