High quality early childhood education in the United States

Mercedes Varona Alabern


The United States education system, K-12 produced impressive results for most of the 20th century. We trace its origins back to the end of the 19th century, when the America’s social and economical needs and its circumstances were very different from the ones today. Nowadays, American society is far more complex and demands highly qualified citizens, a requirement which inevitably starts with high quality early childhood education, as we will illustrate below. Therefore, experts are currently requesting all public administrations and private sector to take further steps to ensure high quality preschool education for everyone in order to improve Americans’ skills and the United States’ economy, as well as to overcome the existing inequalities.


Early Childhood Education; High Quality Education; United States; Achievement Gap; Teacher/Student Ratios in Pre-School

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5944/reec.25.2015.14790


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