Beyond the School Yard

Pre-K Collaborations with Community-Based Partners

Beyond the School Yard
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When state and federal funding for pre-k falls short, school administrators can collaborate with community-based programs to expand higher-quality early learning opportunities. This 2009 report highlighted the benefits and challenges of these collaborations.

Report Assets

July 1, 2009
Pre-K Now


  • October 3, 2011

    Using Pre-K to Advance Education Reform

    By strengthening linkages between pre-k programs and education reform agendas, Early Childhood Councils are well positioned to influence their states’ school improvement activities. This brief identifies specific steps councils can take to maximize their states’ investments in early education including aligning policy prior to and following Pre-K.

  • September 1, 2011

    Transforming Public Education

    In its final report, Pre-K Now laid out a strategy to transform public education by moving from the current K-12 model to a more effective, evidence-based pre-K-12 system.


  • June 1, 2011

    Pre-K as School Turnaround Strategy

    This issue brief highlights how investing limited funds in proven early education programs can raise student achievement and improve school performance.


  • February 1, 2011

    On the Home Front

    This issue brief from Pre-K Now details the results of an Internet survey of 500 military households exploring the challenges facing military families with young children.


  • January 3, 2011

    Creative State Pre-K Policies Offer Smart Federal Opportunities

    This brief highlights some of the most promising state efforts to fund high-quality Pre-K programs and offers recommendations to help federal policy makers support and encourage greater expansion. more