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Number of children accessing high quality early childhood education programs.
Goal 1: Education: School Readiness
Definition of Key Terms
High quality: Early childhood education programs with all four of the following characteristics--
- Teacher & Assistant teacher qualifications
- Class size limits
- Appropriate teacher to child ratios
- Learning and development occurs across all domains with programs that address children's physical well-being and motor development, social/emotional development, approaches towards learning, language development and cognition.
Access: By “accessing” we are referring to children enrolled in high quality early childhood education programs as opposed to children to whom such programs are available.
How to Calculate Measure/Collect Data
Count of students from ED21 who are enrolled in an CNCS-supported early childhood education program that is either a high quality program or is conducted through or in addition to a high quality early childhood education program. Programs providing services or supplementary instruction to children in early childhood education programs that are not high quality according to the definition above, should not select this measure.
Citations that may be helpful on “high quality” early education programs include: