The Cost of Inequality: The Importance of Investing in High Quality Early Childhood Education Programs
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The focus of this dissertation was to explore the importance of high quality early education in later secondary education development, quantifying quality in early childhood education programs, and examining how teacher education contributes to quality of early childhood education programs. For phase I, early childhood education positively associated with improved eighth grade state proficiency percentages in the mathematics and writing summative assessment scores. When examining scoring procedures for Colorado Shines QRIS in phase II, programs that accepted Colorado Child Care Assistance Program ...