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6 ways to ensure preschool contributes to an equitable early childhood system

Policymakers must help build a modern American preschool model that understands the interconnected web of learning from birth and addresses the current inequities for families in affordability, access, and quality across the country. Early childhood educators, a workforce disproportionately made up of Black women and other women of color, face low wages and poor working conditions. Families of color are more likely to live in child care deserts, compounding lack of access to affordable, high-quality care. Preschoolers of color also face deep inequities, including harsh discipline and higher expulsion rates. This report offers recommendations for ensuring that preschool accelerates positive outcomes. (author abstract)
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