Early Childhood Education Doesn’t End with Pre-K
EARLY CHILDHOOD POLICY
Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
This session will explore what it would take to have a true birth-3rd grade education continuum of learning. Using the findings from focus groups with elementary school principals in five cities, we will discuss principals’ understanding of and perspectives on early childhood education and consider how local, state, and federal policy need to change to better support connections between birth-to-five early childhood programs and improve the quality of learning and developmental opportunities in the K-3rd grades.