The Benefits of All-Day Pre-K
Our guest is Dr. Arthur J Reynolds. He’s a professor and co-director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the U’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He’s also the lead researcher of a new study showing preschoolers enrolled in full-day programs were more prepared for kindergarten than their peers in half-day programs, bolstering the case that more learning time benefits students, particularly low-income, minority children.
Part 1(1:22) How preschool prepares children for kindergarten and how the pre-K education sets a foundation for learning; (3:19) The benefits Dr. Reynolds has seen in his studies of pre-K education ; (4:42) Pre-K education shows consistent benefits in many areas in school; (6:55) The studies point to ways the state can help children and parents
Part 2(:35) The gap in parental involvement at school; (4:00) How lawmakers should look at these studies and how they can help promote early childhood education; (7:30) High quality pre-K education shows results in reducing the achievement gap; (11:19) The future of the program and how it will monitor the progress of students