Skip to Content

School Readiness

Full-Day Kindergarten: An Advocacy Guide  (2007)
NEA believes that full-day kindergarten is a critical component of closing the achievement gaps for young children from non-English speaking and low-income families.

NEA on Prekindergarten and Kindergarten (2004) ( PDF, 748 KB, 16pp)
NEA believes that all children ages three and four should have access to prekindergarten programs that are high quality, universal and publicly funded. Research shows that a child exposed to good preschool programs before age five will reap lifetime benefits. Quality preschool also increases the chances of a student doing better in early grades, closing the achievement gap and graduating from high school.