Effective Systems

July/August 2005 Issue of the Harvard Education Letter Dedicated to PreK-3


Deborah Stipek writes on Early Childhood Education at a Crossroads. Bridging the PreK-Elementary Divide, by Sue Miller Wiltz addresses how alignment of standards, curriculum, and assessment through a PreK-3 approach can reduce achievement gaps. An interview with Catherine Snow addresses the transition Form Literacy to Learning.

Early Childhood Education at a Crossroads
Access to preschool has come a long way, but critical choices lie ahead
by Deborah Stipek

Bridging the PreK-Elementary Divide
Concerns about early achievement gaps prompt programs that link prekindergarten with elementary school
by Sue Miller Wiltz

Three Promising Initiatives

From Literacy to Learning
An interview with Catherine Snow