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Increasing Access to Preschool: Recommendations for Reducing Barriers to Providing Full-day, Full-year Programs, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
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More than ever before, Californians recognize that preschool provides young children with a strong start in school and life. Research confirms that effective preschool not only prepares children for kindergarten, but benefits them in the long-term. Despite the benefits, only 48% of 3- and 4-year-old children attend preschool in California. While all families want to provide their children with the best early learning opportunities possible, there are a number of barriers that can make preschool impossible. To help more working families and ultimately increase the state’s preschool attendance rates, more full-day, full-year options must be made available for the families that need such services.