Policy changes to Chicago’s school-based pre-k system resulted in greater equity in access to, and enrollment in, full-day, school-based pre-k, according to a new study by education researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago, Start Early (formerly the Ounce of Prevention), and UChicago Consortium on School Research.
Beginning in 2013, Chicago increased the number of full-day programs and reallocated classrooms city-wide in order to reach more students from high-priority groups, among other changes. After these policy changes were enacted, students were up to three times more likely to enroll in full-day programs.
Learn more about the study:
- Summary and key findings from Start Early
- Report snapshot
- NORC press release
- Start Early Webinar: Advancing Equity in Pre-K Access & Enrollment in Chicago (10/27 at 12:00 CT).