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Better Beginnings: The State of Early Learning and Kindergarten Readiness in White Center.

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Publication Date: August 2008

Publisher(s): Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Author(s): Diane Paulsell; Kimberly Boller; Nikki Aikens; Martha Kovac; Patricia Del Grosso

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Topic: Education (Education)

Keywords: White Center; Early Learning; Kindergarten Readiness

Type: Brief

Coverage: Washington

Abstract:

This paper is about White Center before the initiative started. It tells about some of the kindergartners, their families, and the children's school readiness. It describes early learning services and quality of the services. The information comes from interviews with staff and parents and a survey of service providers in 2007. Mathematica researchers also looked at child care settings and surveyed early education workers. They tested children and asked teachers to rate children's abilities. Information also comes from surveys of parents.