NC Pre-K Earns High Marks for Children’s Outcomes

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May 14, 2014

Scientists from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute have released their new study of NC Pre-K, the state’s program to prepare four-year-olds for success in kindergarten. According to FPG’s report, students enrolled in NC Pre-K show significant gains across all areas of learning.  

“Children are progressing at an even greater rate during their participation in NC Pre-K than expected for normal developmental growth,” said senior scientist Ellen Peisner-Feinberg, who leads the FPG team that has evaluated the program and provided it with recommendations for more than a dozen years. “Our research found growth in language and literacy skills, math skills, general knowledge, and social skills.” Read More