Policy Analysis | October 2014
What are the Pre-K quality standards of SLC member states?
As the evidence builds for the benefits of early childhood education, states are struggling to expand opportunities for 4-year-olds to participate in high quality programs. Program design, participation, and funding remain areas of consideration and concern for state policymakers. Further, the development of appropriate educational standards remains a top priority for Southern lawmakers.
2012-13 SLC Member State Pre-K Quality Standards
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|State and/or Program||Comprehensive early learning standards||Teacher has BA||Specialized training in pre-K||Assistant teacher has CDA or equivalent||At least 15 hrs/yr in-service||Class size 20 or lower||Staff- child ratio 1:10 or bett||Vision, hearing, health, and one support service||At least one meal||Site visits|
|South Carolina 4K||‐||‐||‐||‐||‐||‐|
|South Carolina CDEPP||‐||‐||‐||‐||‐||‐||‐|
Source: Barnett, W.S., Carolan, M.E., Squires, J.H., Clarke Brown, K. (2013). The state of preschool 2013: State preschool yearbook. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.