4-year-old kindergarten and policies that provide funding for young children from at-risk situations


In this episode of Policy Matters, we explore the early years, focusing on 4-year-old kindergarten, and policies that provide funding for young children from at-risk situations. We will learn the research base for a statewide policy supporting publicly funded 4-year old kindergarten in South Carolina. The program visits four different 4-K settings in South Carolina-in public schools in both rural and urban settings – as well as in a private childcare setting. We hear from legislators on both sides of the aisle as to its value. Finally, Dr. Dee Stegelin, an early childhood professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education will lead the Community Forum panel discussion on the importance of such a policy, including Dave Morley, a retired businessman; Dan Wuori of the SC Office of First Steps; and Joe Waters, of the Institute for Child Success.

March 6, 2015 52:10
Show: Policy Matters
Channel: The Academy
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Policy Matters, an educational policy TV webcast, is based on the premise that to ensure sustained positive change in the education of our youth, well thought-out policies that encourage student success at all points along the education continuum need to be in place—in local districts, in states, and in federal policy. Clemson faculty and staff, graduate students, local school districts, and state and community leaders are engaged in each program’s development and presentation.