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The Sound of Ideas

Preschool ABC’s

Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Preschool ABC’s A new Case Western Reserve University study reports that pre-school can pay big dividends in preparing young people to learn, especially those who start out struggling. Tomorrow on the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with the study's author and others about the effect of high-quality preschool in closing the education gap. We'll also look at what constitutes high-quality and at how parents can know the difference.


Education, Health, Children's Health


Robert L. Fischer, PhD, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University
Rebekah Dorman PhD, director, Cuyahoga County Invest in Children
Nikiaa Robinson, program manager, Invest in Children
Crystal Ginley, teacher & coordinator, Family Life Child Care Center of Berea
Alyssa Evanoff, preschool parent

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Step Up to Quality rating system, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Study:  “Getting Ready for School”

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