A new vision for high-quality preschool curriculum

Child and Teacher in a classroom
A high-quality preschool education can foster critical development and learning that promotes joyful, affirming, and enriching learning opportunities that prepare children for success in school and life. While preschool programs generally provide emotionally supportive environments, their curricula often fall short in advancing learning in math, early literacy, and science, and lack the necessary support for multilingual learners emerging bilingualism. Additionally, access to high-quality, effective early learning experiences may be limited and inadequate based on factors such as a child’s race, location, gender, language, identified disability, and socioeconomic status. A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine lays out a new vision for high-quality preschool curricula that support equitable early education for all children. The study was undertaken by the Committee on a New Vision for High Quality Pre-K Curriculum and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences’ W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fund.