PreK to Grade 3

On this page, we will share both national and state news as it relates to P3 work. Newer items are on the top. Older items will be moved to other pages on this P3 site.

In the News

Starting Strong: Pre-K through 3rd Grade Success Stories from Across Minnesota
Click Here, from MinnCAN

Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice
Developed by a panel of leading practitioners, this standards document defines new competencies, and outlines a practical approach to high-quality early childhood education that is critical to laying a strong foundation for learning for young children from age three to grade three, or PreK-3.
From the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
Click Here The digital edition of this publication is free for a limited time — until November 15, 2014.

Initiatives from Preschool to Third Grade: A Policymaker’s Guide
This guide serves as a reference guide for policymakers and their staffs, members of the media and others on the most commonly requested topics to the ECS Information Clearinghouse from preschool to third grade.
Click Here, from the Education Commission of the States (ECS)

Study Highlights Significant Benefits of Boston Public Schools Pre-K Program
Click Here

Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles of Local Innovation Click Here
National League of Cities

The Power of PreK-3rd: How a Small Foundation Helped Push Washington State to the Forefront of the PreK-3rd Movement
Click here for this report from the Foundation for Child Development

Two Views of PreK to 3: Why it Matters, Who's Getting it Started Click Here

Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensure and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten and the Early Grades Click Here

NAESP's Principal magazine features PreK to Grade 3 and preschool Click Here
Why PreK is Critical to Closing the Achievement Gap Click Here