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Strengthening the Pre-K Investment: Next Steps to a Winning Beginning for Every Child in New York State.

This March 2010 WBNY report includes new data and lessons learned in the first 12 years of Pre-K implementation. The recommendations propose strategies to improve Pre-K as part of a comprehensive early care and learning system.

New Visions for Early Education: Budget Series

Two publications on early care and education and what it costs, produced by Child Care Inc.

download Budget Series: Community Pre-K
download Budget Series: Full-Day, Year-Round Early Child Program

2008 Winning Beginning NY Advocacy Handbook

An A, B, C, guide to telling your story to lawmakers, media and other concerned groups and individuals to improve the quality of early care and education in New York State. Access the English or Spanish Handbook here.

Implementing Prekindergarten in New York State
Barriers to Expansion

A report on findings from a statewide servey and in-depth interviews. October 28, 2007.

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Memo to: The Children's Cabinet
Re: The Pre-K Component in an Early Care and Education System

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Pre-K Toolkit 2007-2008: Pre-K Implementation Materials

NOTE: All qualifying information has been deleted and replaced with either the term Anonymous or question marks.

New York State's Pre-K Program - What's New - Questions and Answers - 2007-2008 School Year
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Agreement between CCSD and CCRR
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Memo #1 to Early Childhood Program Directors from the Superintendant of Schools Re: UPK Program Request for Proposals

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Memo #2 to Early Childhood Program Directors from the Superintendant of Schools Re: UPK Program Request for Proposals

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Revised 2007-2008 Universal Prekindergarten Conditions For Fulfilling Agreement
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Anonymous Central School District Universal Prekindergarten Registration (parent application)
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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Orientation Agenda 2006-2007
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UPK Personnel Form
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Universal PreKindergarten Program Review
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Anonymous Central School District Universal PreKindergarten Program Agency/Organization Application 2007-08
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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program 2006-2007 Request For Proposal Application Materials
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2007 - 2008 Universal PreK Funding Allocations
New York State Education Department Statewide Prekindergarten Programs webpage

Emergency Adoption of the Proposed Amendments to the Regulations of the Commissioner Relating to Contracts for Excellence

Adopted by the Board of Regents on April 24, 2007, the amendments can be viewed here.

Pre-K Pupils in New York State

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Organized by county and school districts, this chart shows the number of 4-year-olds in 2006-2007, the number counted as unserved in 2007-2008, and  the number that a district must serve in 2007-2008 to receive Pre-K funding. Chart created by SCAA, April 2007.

Pre-K Funding Allocated to School Districts
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Chart showing Pre-K funding by school district. Created by SCAA, April 2007.

Ten Keys to Effective PreK in New York State

position statement

The "Ten Keys" build upon research indicating that children who participate in quality early childhood programs have less need for special education and remediation throughout their schooling, earn more and are incarcerated less in adulthood.
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