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    What’s missing here?

    The State Preschool Yearbook has been developed by the National Institute for Early Education Research to provide information on one important contributor to change in the education of young children—state-funded prekindergarten programs. This 2003 Yearbook is the first in an annual series reporting on programs funded by state governments to educate children at ages 3 and 4. Primary responsibility for education in the United States resides with state and local governments, and state prekindergarten programs will play an important role in the education of young children in the 21st century. We recognize that other types of programs serve young children under a variety of names and auspices, including the federal Head Start program and privately-and publicly-funded child care. This report seeks to improve the public’s knowledge and understanding of state prekindergarten programs in that larger array of programs.

    One Response to “SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?”

    Comment by
    February 21st, 2004
    at 1:26 pm

    Maybe they mean that primary responsibility lies with state and local gov’t as opposed to federal gov’t. That’s true in regard to ensuring that the general population has access to at least some minimal education. Of course the primary responsibility for a specific child’s education belongs to the parent.