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Slowly But Surely: How Indiana is Building a Pre-K Program


Slowly But Surely was a report released on October 14, 2016 by Abbie Lieberman and Aaron Loewenberg of New America.

Indiana has half a million children from birth to age five and half of these children live in low-income families. Until recently Indiana was one of only a handful of states in the nation without a formal state-funded pre-K program, despite its large number of low-income children.

In the new brief, “Slowly But Surely: How Indiana is Building a Pre-K Program,” New America’s Early and Elementary Education Policy Program looks at the evolution of early learning in the state and the possibility of significant pre-K expansion in the next several years.

Indiana state leaders passed legislation in 2013 to establish its first pilot in pre-K education through competitive grants and a voucher-style program followed in 2014. In the report, policy analyst Abbie Lieberman and program associate Aaron Loewenberg take a closer look at the rollout of the Early Education Matching Grant (EEMG) and “On My Way Pre-K” programs, while assessing needed changes for future growth.

Read the Full Report Here