Research Study: Enrollment Rates of Children in Universal Prekindergarten Programs in Vermont in 2016/17
This study uses data from the first year of implementation of Vermont’s universal preK initiative (2016/17) to understand the characteristics of children enrolled in different preK programs (type and quality rating), the geographic characteristics of the preK programs, and the factors related to enrollment in particular program options (both type and quality rating). Since families may enroll their children in any qualified preK program of their choice, this analysis of enrollment patterns provides important information about how universal preK is being implemented in Vermont to inform future changes and implementation. Learn more.
Research Study: Characteristics of Approved Universal Prekindergarten Programs in Vermont in 2018/19
To better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall, public school and private programs separately, and programs in local education agencies with different population sizes and poverty levels. It builds on a previous study on the characteristics of children enrolled in universal preK programs in Vermont in 2016/17 and helps Vermont stakeholders consider requirements for approved preK programs. Learn more