American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Status and Potential of Public Preschool Education Programs
Dr. David E. Bartz, Professor Emeritus

Establishing effective preschool programs is an international issue.Such programs have tremendous potential for enhancing students’ successes in the following years of formal education.Effective preschool programs also can have a substantial economic impact on a country through the earning power of participants as adults and through their contributions to business, industry, and technological advancements.Head Start and other preschool programs sponsored by public schools in the United States logically represent well-spent government funds.Nevertheless, the effectiveness of these publicly-funded preschool programs on children has a checkered history of success when compared to similar children not in these programs, as measured by performance in the kindergarten through high school formal education cycle. Key components of effective publicly-funded preschools include curriculum, staff training, and program evaluation.

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