This brief examines kindergarten readiness and attendance in kindergarten for children enrolled in publicly provided early education programs as well as similar children who entered kindergarten without enrolling in these programs. Researchers found that children who do not participate in publicly funded early education programs are less likely to be kindergarten ready and miss more school. Conversely, children […]
Tag: "Head Start"
This is the first report from the Early Education Data Collaborative (EEDC). With approximately 9,000 babies born each year to Baltimore residents. The EEDC is an effort to describe the experiences of these Baltimore birth cohorts as they grow up in the city and enter elementary school. Some key findings include: Just under two-thirds of […]
Early Elementary Performance and Attendance in Baltimore City Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
By: Faith Connolly and Linda S. Olson Early Elementary Performance and Attendance in Baltimore City Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten looks at attendance in the early grades of elementary school. In particular, we focus on Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) and Kindergarten (K) and follow these young students over time, examining their pattern of chronic absence (CA) in PreK and […]