The California State Preschool Program provides high-quality education for disadvantaged children ages 3 to 4 to improve their capacity for future success in school and in life. Studies have shown that participants significantly outperformed their no-program peers in a range of educational measures. They also had a higher rate of high school graduation or the equivalent certification. Participants had lower delinquency and crime rates; and at age 27, had higher earnings than the no-program group.
Accepted to the Portfolio: September 2013