WestEd's Lally Joins Pre-K Debates
October 1, 2011
By definition, readying children for school must start before the first day of kindergarten classes. But how, and how soon, should we start preparing children?
The PreľK Debates: Current Controversies and Issues contains a synthesis of the major themes of the pre-K debate and lessons learned from two model programs. Also included are key issues for future research and debate, including education policies for English language learners and children with special needs.
J. Ronald Lally, Co-Director of the Center for Child & Family Studies at WestEd, contributed a key chapter on the link between consistent caring interactions with babies, early brain development, and school readiness.