Start with Early Childhood
Strategies to Make the Vision a Reality
All early care and education professionals will have the foundational knowledge, competencies, and certification to implement and deliver high-quality learning experiences to children from birth to age 8.
Ensure alignment of high-quality standards, curriculum, instructional practices and assessments across the pK-3 continuum. If a school district does not have high quality pK-3 programs, the benefits of preschool education fade by third grade.
Connecticut leads the nation in access to preschool. In Connecticut, 63% of 3- and 4-year olds attend preschool, compared with 46% nationally (the range across states is 30% to 63%).4
During the 2012-13 school year, roughly half of Connecticut’s school districts offered full-time kindergarten to all of their students. By 2015, that percentage had risen to 93%.5
The University of Connecticut offers a focused early childhood leadership program for both aspiring and existing school leaders.
4 Annie E. Casey Foundation, http://www.aecf.org/blog/connecticut-and-new-jersey-make-the-grade/