Strategies for Increasing Access to HISD Pre-K Programs (Part 2)

Erin Baumgartner, Ph.D. and Courtney Thrash, M.A.

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This is the second in a series of briefs examining student access to Houston Independent School District (HISD) pre-kindergarten programs. Among 2018-19 kindergartners in HISD who did not attend HISD pre-k, about two-thirds likely qualified for enrollment, according to this study.

Zoning pre-k, which would include adding pre-k programs to elementary zones that do not have them and/or establishing early childhood centers as zoned schools, would increase access to pre-k by providing campuses in students' neighborhoods and reducing the distance to the nearest program.

Read the brief
Read related research in this series: Availability of and Equity in Access to HISD Pre-K Programs (Part 1)

Additional pre-kindergarten research:
The Benefits of HISD Pre-Kindergarten: The Relationship Between Years of Exposure and School Readiness
Equality of Pre-Kindergarten Educational Opportunities: Examining Student Differences in Access to High Quality Pre-Kindergarten (Part 1)
Educational Opportunities: Examining Student Differences in Access to High Quality Pre-Kindergarten (Part 2)

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