Scale and Sustainability: Implications for State and District Policy

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

By definition, the PreK-3rd approach requires bringing together disparate systems across multiple sectors. Creating an aligned educational experience for children from prekindergarten through third grade involves building a collaborative infrastructure that includes school districts, local and state government agencies, and community-based organizations. New administrative structures that govern and fund PreK-3rd work often must be established (at both state and local levels) and their roles and responsibilities coordinated to support meaningful and sustainable implementation. In this webinar we will examine strategies to integrate and align federal, state, and local policies, regulations, and funding to create a coherent system of learning from prekindergarten through third grade. (Webinar times are listed for Eastern Standard Time.)


  • Moderator: Kristie Kauerz, Research Assistant Professor, P-3 Education Policy & Leadership, College of Education, University of Washington
  • Jacqueline Jonesformer Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education
  • Vincent CostanzaEarly Childhood Program SpecialistDivision of Early Childhood Education, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Leaders of the Seattle/Edmonds/Everett School Districts' P-3 Coalition:
    • Kimberly Kinzer, Director of Early Learning, PreK-5th Grade, Seattle Public Schools
    • Lynn Lahey,  Curriculum Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Everett Public Schools

Related article:

"Don't just expand PreK-3, change K-12 conversations" by Tricia Offutt, Education Daily, February 20, 2013

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