All this talk about pre-k in New York and New Jersey reminded me of Sophia Pappas’ great book Goodmorning, Children. Sophia started out her career as a teacher in an Abbott-funded pre-k program in New Jersey, and currently runs early childhood programs for the New York City Public Schools. Her book is a great resource for anyone who wants the teacher’s and kid’s level perspective on what good preschool looks like--and the difference it makes in kids lives .
And if you want to know more about New Jersey’s Abbott pre-k programs, check out this report I wrote for New America back in 2009.
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