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Parental Notions of School Readiness: How Have They Changed and Has Preschool Made a Difference?


December 1, 2011
Outcomes
Clive Belfield and Emma Garcia

This NIEER working paper examines school readiness from the parental perspective, examining their efforts and expectations for kindergarten in conjunction with their child’s development.

Parental Notions of School Readiness: How Have They Changed and Has Preschool Made a Difference?

Authors Clive Belfield and Emma Garcia use data from two waves of the National Household Education Surveys in this examination of school readiness from the perspective of parents of preschoolers. The authors test for changes in school readiness between 1993 and 2007 and relate these changes to the expansion of preschool enrollment.