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Study: preschool children better prepared for kindergarten than peers without preschool

March 28, 2004
OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
The Associated Press
The Boston Globe

Children who attend preschool for two years are twice as likely as children with no preschool experience to have the language, literacy and math skills needed to be ready for kindergarten, a state study to be released Monday says. The aim [of the study] was to determine how many children in the state’s poorest school districts entered kindergarten with the necessary skills.