Pre-kindergarten is provided by many Indiana school corporations. Pre-kindergarten is early education for young children who are three, four, and/or five, but not yet in kindergarten. It is classroom-based learning that takes place at least two days a week. Pre-kindergarten may be known as pre-k, pre-kindergarten, preschool, or pre-school.
The purpose of this project is to develop and disseminate information products and training to meet the needs of Indiana school administrators, prekindergarten educators, and others interested in the development of pre-kindergarten in Indiana. Since Indiana does not yet have state-funded pre-kindergarten, school districts may find it difficult to locate information that would help them to make sound data- and research-driven decisions regarding implementation.
Topics include purposes and anticipated outcomes, service delivery models, children served, funding, curriculum and assessment, staffing, and project evaluation.