Effective Systems

PreK-3rd: Policy Briefs


The Foundation for Child Development’s PreK-3rd Policy to Action Briefs seek to promote the idea of PreK-3rd and to provide guidance for its implementation. The goal of PreK-3rd Grade Education is the creation of a seamless learning continuum from PreK to Third Grade.

PreK-3rd is a national movement of schools, districts, educators and universities seeking to improve how children from ages three to eight learn and develop in schools. While these different efforts use a variety of names, all are working to connect high-quality PreK programs with high-quality elementary schools to create a well-aligned primary education for all our nation’s children.

The Foundation’s PreK-3rd Policy to Action Brief Series 2009 – 

The Foundation’s Policy Brief Series 2004 – 2008: