Document Type

Report

Publication Date

4-2012

Publication Title

The Lincy Institute Policy Brief Education Series

Publisher

Lincy Institute

Issue

1

First page number:

1

Last page number:

7

Abstract

School readiness continues to be an area of growing concern in education and public policy circles. The notion that “all children should arrive at school ready for the first day” has important implications not only for parents, early childhood educators, and K‐12 schoolteachers, but also policymakers, business owners, and our local and state economies. The purpose of this policy brief is to define school readiness, present the most recent conceptualization of school readiness in the state of Nevada, and consider the challenges inherent in building bridges between the separate and distinct domains of early childhood and K‐12 education. The brief concludes with a summary of selected policy recommendations for advancing school readiness in Nevada as part of the state’s broader goals of increasing educational opportunity, equity, and achievement among its children and youth.

Keywords

Early childhood education; Education; Readiness for school

Disciplines

Education | Education Policy | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

231kb

Language

English


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