Denver Preschool Program

Early Childhood Education Doesn't End with Pre-K

Recently, New America published an article suggesting that it is time to re-envision elementary education. Authors Lisa Guernsey and Laura Bornfreund argue that the current school structure, with preschool education ending at pre-kindergarten and elementary education starting at Kindergarten, no longer makes sense (if it ever did). They believe that the K – 5 model starts too late, leaving elementary school teachers disconnected from early care and education providers. In fact, early childhood education is a continuum that begins at birth and runs through age eight.