In the 2014-15 school year, 84% of Nebraska school districts offered a state early childhood education program, but only 28% of all school district preschool programs were operating as full-day programs. The lack of access to full-day high-quality prekindergarten in Nebraska leaves too many young children missing out on educational benefits that can close in on the academic achievement gap. Our issue brief explores the expansion of voluntary full-day pre-K programs for 3 and 4-year-olds with new funding supporting programs that meet the quality standards of the Nebraska Department of Education Rule 11.
The Expansion of Voluntary Full-Day Pre-K in Nebraska is an issue brief created by the Holland Children’s Institute and published by the Nebraska Education Collaboration.
Included in the report:
- A program overview of Nebraska school district pre-K;
- Evidence to support full-day pre-K programs; and
- Policy options.