School Readiness: Moving Toward a Shared Definition, Standardized Assesment, and Unifying Language

Publication Summary:

Early childhood education in South Carolina includes a diverse collection of families, early care and education programs, and schools where children have the opportunity to begin a lifelong love of learning. Early learning experiences impact later academic success. Yet, the early learning experiences that children encounter vary significantly. Early care and learning settings are fragmented in South Carolina as they have a variety of funding streams, mandates, and standards by which they are measured.

Author(s): Gwynne B. Goodlett, J.D., M.P.A. Leigh Kale D'Amico, Ed.D. Katy Sides, M.P.A.
Publication Date: March 2014
Publication Type: Policy Brief
Publication Topic: Early Learning & Care
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