Historically, little was known about the services and experiences that young children have before they enter school in the United States. In fact, there was no unifying system that captures the early experiences of children across the country during the preschool years that might bridge early care programs with early education; much of what is known relates to utilization rates for federally funded programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start or state funded subsidies for childcare (Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2011).
"Rethinking Preschool Education through Bilingual Universal Pre-kindergarten: Opportunities and Challenges,"
Journal of Multilingual Education Research: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://fordham.bepress.com/jmer/vol7/iss1/2